I can cope with most things about my disability. I'm not saying it's easy. It's far from easy but I have a toolkit of chronic disease management strategies, I've written about in the past, that help me on a daily basis......(Musings and Plans and Body Behaving Badly) My pain is unrelenting during the day but I can … Continue reading Sleep and Chronic Pain – Is That Even Possible?
For 8 days in November 2017 I lay in a hospital bed basically writhing in pain. Rewind to the beginning of that 8 day period and I was being rushed to hospital in an ambulance as my left leg, the one with the non union femur fracture, was like a wooden block and it would … Continue reading A Hospital Stay To Remember
I have just had the night from hell. Pain has soared through every bone, muscle and joint in my body as my bone disease attacks from every angle. I woke from a deep sleep screaming at 2am, causing my husband to jolt upright and run to my side. I couldn't move any limb. I was … Continue reading Joy in the Morning
I'm not talking about the weather, it is the most glorious day outside as I blog inside, sitting in my favourite chair. I really should make the extra effort to get off my armchair, grab my crutches, grab my ipad, grab my coffee and go outside......hmmm, can't quite achieve that! Every morning I always have … Continue reading Musing while Waiting for the Morning Fog to lift!
Yesterday I had a really interesting appointment with my Orthopaedic Surgeon. An interesting appointment indeed! It was one of those when you just don't know whether to laugh or cry. My husband and I have a great relationship with my Surgeon and he knows I understand the ins and outs of my bone disease as … Continue reading To Laugh or Cry?
I'm nearly 4 weeks post surgery and this time around seems so much harder than all the others. I think the main reason for that is because I was only 8 weeks post surgery on my broken leg when I had this rod inserted into the other leg. Having 2 legs with titanium rods from … Continue reading 4 week and counting