"What the hell did I get myself into?". These words played in my head many times during the weeks after I had gone under the knife. I was advised that the staples would have to come out on the 5th of November. 25 days. I obviously did research on staple care. For complicated incisions, like … Continue reading The Road to Recovery
Warning! If medical visuals make you squeamish please be aware that there are medical pics contained in this post. It was a cold, stormy night... okay no it wasn't but it was really early, dark out and very cold! I had set my alarm because I needed to be at the hospital early in the … Continue reading WTH? I DID NOT ANTICIPATE THIS POST OP NIGHTMARE!
I thought I'd share some of these posts with you. We are all fighting our own struggles. I hope this resonates with some of you From me to you! Much love. Hang in there. Talk to someone. This is an insane time we are living with and we need to look after our mental health. … Continue reading Mental Health Motivational Monday: Some posts you might need to see
You may have noticed that I've been a bit quiet over the past week. Truth is I'm fighting health battles. Based on lockdown time, yes I use lockdown time as a measure of time now, I've been sick for over 80 days. I've just gotten progressively worse. It's a long story. Wrong meds etc. However, … Continue reading Battles.
Okay so it’s actually Day 90 but we wall know I can be a tad dramatic. It just feels that we are on day 5066. It was two months that hadn’t left the house until I got to see my rheumatologist. Of course, I did my hair and wore my new coat (where else was … Continue reading Lockdown day 5066… locked in for 2 months, dealing with serious health issues again…
Firstly, I HATE the word “rehoming”. This is not a pet that you are giving to someone else. It’s a child, YOUR child. I’ve seen a lot of stories and documentaries about this. A lot of them have been absolutely horrific and others made me think. I believe that when you adopt a child, that … Continue reading Rehoming a Child, you Adopted. Vlogger Myka Sauffer rehomed her child and this topic has made headlines and got people talking.
I'm grieving the loss of some dear and close to me. I'm not able to talk about it yet because I cannot relive the past 2 days. It has left me emotionally on empty. I feel like a shell of myself. I can't talk to people. To my friends who have reached out, thank you … Continue reading Of grieving, pain and far out physiotherapy (I have needles stuck in my neck!)
It's Monday. It really is. I triple checked the date because you know, these days, days just all run into one. I thought I'd kick off the week with some random stuff to get you going for the week. It's tough. Really tough, right now. If this post entertains just one person then my job … Continue reading Lockdown Monday! Motivation, games and fun for you and the fam and a mental health check in
Everyone is gagging for the lockdown to be lifted. Let me give you some context as some of my readers are not South African. In South Africa we were on a hard lockdown for a whole month. This included not buying cigarettes, alcohol or any non-essential items. So, when you are bored... you can’t even … Continue reading Why lifting the lockdown doesn’t mean much in my life.
I have always been part of the Muslim community through friends and eventually my husband for as long as I can remember. Hubs and I have been together for 24 years. I understand Islam and the different cultures associated with it. I literally have Muslim people from all over the world in my life. All … Continue reading Ramadan: A Different Perspective from a Friend and Activist