A quick update: They’re going to shave my head? OMG!

Long story short, I am going into hospital on Monday to have surgery done on my neck to release my occipital nerves. I suffer from extreme, debilitating occipital neuralgia. It originates where your skull meets your neck. It gets so incredibly tight and causes all the muscles to spasm. Hell, even your scalp hurts. Literally. … Continue reading A quick update: They’re going to shave my head? OMG!

Was it all worth it? We find out tomorrow!

It's summertime in Johannesburg and we have been having some really hot days. The kind where if you are wearing make-up it will just end up in a puddle at your feet. The humidity has me on full Diana Ross level. I was stuck inside in this heat on my sickbed. Whoa, between the heat and humidity? It … Continue reading Was it all worth it? We find out tomorrow!

The Road to Recovery

"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

WTH? I DID NOT ANTICIPATE THIS POST OP NIGHTMARE!

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!

Weekly Catch up!

Head over to YouTube to watch my round up of my week! Catch my vlog here! Thank you for supporting me. I'm not going to stop blogging completely but due to health reasons, as you will hear in the video, I have to go the vlog route more often. If you're not... Please follow me … Continue reading Weekly Catch up!

My first real vlog! All about my new pain treatments and being authentic. It’s a must see!

Hi everyone! I promised that I would start vlogging... I have FINALLY gotten on the bicycle! I'm really excited about it and can't wait to do the next one but .... I'm still learnimg to ride this bicycle πŸ˜†!!! Hopefully a year from more (maybe less) I will look back at my first vlog and … Continue reading My first real vlog! All about my new pain treatments and being authentic. It’s a must see!

My Chronic Life Vlog accounts are live!

This has been a long time in the making. Its become really hard to blog. Something I really love. So I've turned to vlogging. To give people an insight into what life is like with Chronic Illnesses. I would love for you to join me on my journey! Facebook: MyChronicLife Instagram : @_mychroniclife I'm starting … Continue reading My Chronic Life Vlog accounts are live!

So what was my Announcement all about?

Yes, I posted that I would be making an announcement. Unfortunately, as is the case with my medical conditions, I've been offline for a while. Battling the brutal effects of the stronger chemo I've been put on. It actually says on WebMD (the go to πŸ˜‚) that it has very adverse side effects....that can last … Continue reading So what was my Announcement all about?

I’m Struggling. I’m Lost.

Frustration, anger, sadness, anxiety, grief, a sense of being lost. These are just some of the feelings I am feeling right now. The best way I know how to deal with it, is to write about it. I apologise ahead of time if this upsets any of you. I need to figure out my β€œnew … Continue reading I’m Struggling. I’m Lost.