Strap yourselves in... Yesterday I travelled over an hour's round trip for my second appointment with the new doctor who I had placed quite a bit of hope in (realised or not) and when I got there... they'd given my appointment away. Not only that, the 3 receptionists there made a big deal of asking everyone … Continue reading I have a lot to say
As I type this I am really struggling with exhaustion and the accompanying head-achey malaise that comes with it however I feel I have to ask this question. Researching for a detailed post on chemicals in body scrubs (hopefully to be finished soon), I came across a woman identifying as a chronic fatigue sufferer offering her … Continue reading Should health care and advice be free?
And there it was, quite obviously in front of me all that time. You know how the iPhones create index pages of Safari browsers so you can keep them loaded whilst browsing on another (maybe you don't?). Sometimes they get so ridiculously stacked up with TED talks and links that I want to read, that I just go … Continue reading The fault in our Cinnamon
Yeah, I tell you what, I'm getting sick of this. It seems since the end of June, I have been worse and worse, with multiple extra illnesses on top of just feeling bad. It's hard to say that I'm feeling better because generally I don't and the important thing to remember is I'm nowhere back … Continue reading Now I need a cure for the gastro that the cure caused…
I received an writing assignment back this week, that I thought I'd done pretty well on, with a comment 'I enjoyed your essay and your approach to the debate', a B grade and a piece of the markers own writing on the topic suggesting I might be interested to read her approach. I read the … Continue reading Fast approaching 6 months… ok not so fast
Today I had a shit house today. I've caught a cold off my daughter and it's set me back 3 months. The aching, heavy limbs and headache are back, I'm teary and angry. So angry. And so negative. I'm fighting a battle with something I can't see, which seems to actually be me, and that … Continue reading Things just fall apart
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