I ran, hid, ducked and dived from Covid for more than two years. I successfully ensured that the Covid monster didn’t get me… and then I tripped and fell and Rona got me! Hubby takes responsibility for it. He was sick first. He is never sick where he is completely run down. He was willing … Continue reading It caught me. It finally caught me!
I know. It's been FAR too long but I'm back to tell the ongoing story of my intensive treatment week that included Ketamine. I hope I address some of your questions, if not please pop me a message. I want to start by saying that Ketamine has been an amazing experience for me. However, different … Continue reading The Ketamine Chronicles Part 2
Part 1: Why ketamine As you know I have been seeing a new pain specialist. Dr Raath is in another city, an hour away from me but well worth it. In my 16 year battle against chronic pain I have yet to meet a Doctor who understands chronic pain and Fibromyalgia as he does. He … Continue reading The Ketamine Chronicles
It's been a while. I had to go off the grid and really focus on my healing. I needed to put my all into it. I was kind of forced into being off the grid because after the surgery on my neck I physically could not use my phone or laptop for even a short … Continue reading The battle rages on
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!
"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'm here to be a guinea pig. We are desperate for relief and will try anything. If you've tried something new let me know so I can feature it here for all us chronic folk. So I've seen these hyperbaric chambers before. Basically oxygen therapy chambers and found them very intriguing. Where I went wrong … Continue reading Hyperbaric Chamber (Oxygen Tank) review
I have been having a pain flare for 11 days now. 11 Days of excruciating pain. It literally robs you of days. Even weeks. It has literally robbed me of 11 days because I haven't gotten nearly enough done that I wanted to during this time. My life has been on pause. Everything has to … Continue reading I am so over with this. Just done. There is a silver lining though and a secret I want to share with you.
Here's a hint... I might as well set up a bed for myself here... make it comfy I'm tired. My body is tired and my mind is tired. Since Saturday last week, so 10 days of unrelenting pain. I'm not able to function even through copious amounts of medication. When the E.R doctor saw me … Continue reading So guess where I was last night. No prizes for winning. My body is giving up on my behalf..