For those of you who know me well you will know that I adore Christmas. The past few Christmases have been interesting to say the least with my stoma creation (Rudolph had to feature 😊) , my broken leg, bone disease and Rheumatoid Arthritis. This year is not disappointing in the challenging Christmas stakes. My … Continue reading It’s beginning to look a lot like Christmas!
What a day! I've just seen my GP, had blood taken & booked in a Bone Scan for Friday & a Breast Scan for next Friday...I must say I feel exhausted thinking about all the tests. I saw my Endocrinologist yesterday who is monitoring my Bone Disease and unfortunately my bone turnover has plummeted again … Continue reading Testing Times….medical tests that is!
Peter & I spent 3 hours with my Orthopaedic Surgeon yesterday afternoon which included him sending me for an urgent xray. The break is showing some signs of trying to heal which is encouraging, however the excruciating pain I've been experiencing, since the screw removal surgery 3 weeks ago, is because my leg is unstable … Continue reading The Femur Break is not behaving at all!
I'm home from my surgery yesterday to have the interlocking screw removed from above my knee. My femur break is not healing and all the weight from my leg was being placed on the screw, causing pain but more worrying for my Surgeon was that he thought it was going to snap. The procedure was … Continue reading Surgery Done…tick…Recovery underway…tick
2 weeks today until my Surgery and no matter how I occupy my time, how engaged I am in the moment at hand, I just can't shake of that waiting feeling, just like a clock is ticking constantly. It happens every time. I'm not anxious, I'm quite relaxed, I'm sleeping well but I still feel … Continue reading The Waiting Game
I had my 8 month review appointment with my Orthopaedic Surgeon today to see how well, or otherwise, my broken femur was healing. I've been having increasing pain above my knee so my husband & I were expecting a mixed report. Well we were right in expecting that. When my femur broke 8 months ago … Continue reading A Screw issue in my leg….. surgery needed!
My left femur broke spontaneously on October 6th 2014. It just snapped in two, no warning, apart from pain at the site for a few weeks, it just happened!! From a medical perspective it is a pathological break and we now know I have a rare genetic bone disease. It's The Strongest Bone In Your … Continue reading The day my femur broke!
Yesterday was my visit to the Oral and Maxillofacial Surgeon for debridement surgery. Back a few posts and you'll remember that a tooth extract last year turned into a complicated surgery as my tooth had fused to the jaw bone and it was all infected with an abscess. 8 months on and fragments of bone … Continue reading I have a Cricket Ball on my face….according to my husband!! Thankyou Oral & Maxillofacial Surgeon
Today was my first session with my new Physiotherapist. What an amazing find she is. It turns out she has a special interest in auto immune diseases. She knows all my Specialists and completely understands my overall health issues. I was just so pleased. Not only that but she took the time to work today with my … Continue reading A new fantastic Physiotherapist ~ Outcome = Work in Progress!
Today was my visit to my Ophthalmologist to discuss the worsening of my eye symptoms. We have known that I have Sjogren's Syndrome, secondary to my Rheumatoid Arthritis, for a few years now and up until recently I have had moderate dry eyes and my salivary glands also cause me a bit of grief. I also have … Continue reading Sjogren’s Syndrome ~ Cause of my Sagging Eyelid