So off to the docs I go tomorrow and I'm hoping to get a referral to another doctor, an infectious diseases specialist. I am the type of person who wants to understand what is happening and what is likely to be the outcome so I can think about it and prepare beforehand. Having said that, I asked … Continue reading Too tired for a title
This is gut wrenching to read. Red tape gone mad. We understand the safety reasons for trials etc but hospitals working together and funds to speed these systems up is really important to lives!
I've been thinking this week about cancelling my next appointment with my GP. I'm wondering what good it will do me to go along and have the same discussion as last time. I have not taken the Cymbalta and I doubt I will. It feels like I'd be adding another thing for my immune system … Continue reading What do I do now?
Let me start by saying, I don't have the answer. Our ideas about what makes a happy life would be as different from person to person and culture to culture as the colours on a butterfly's wings are different. Maslow's hierarchy gives us an indication of what we need; put really simply, food, sleep, safety, love and purpose. … Continue reading What makes a good life?
I visited the rheumatologist again today. There wasn't really anything more for us to talk about since mostly the pain in my joints resolved a long time ago. He bent my wrists and elbows in a few different directions, advised me to slow down even more and not to expect to get any better over … Continue reading Things could be worse
This week has been hard. The flu shot definitely set me back, stirred up my immune system and made me feel fatigued again. I'm still achey and sore mainly throughout my neck, back, shoulders and arms. But the worst part was probably the mental side of things. Until I visited the doctor I was just … Continue reading It’s not an illness, it’s a lifestyle choice
Half of the mornings, when I get up, or am gotten up by the little one, the first room I visit is the lounge room - which has the lovely view featured in this picture. The front room is pretty small but feels bigger because of the large windows. Yet some days this room feels … Continue reading Having brain surgery to relieve a headache
I visited the doctor this morning for a flu shot and to check in with my progress, it being almost 5 months since I first became ill, and a month since I stepped down from my busy job. She seemed a little concerned when I said I felt I was coping better but that I … Continue reading A visit to the doctor yields a cure!