Monday, 24 September 2012


I've tried to think of something interesting to write, but honestly i'm just very tired. I'm not at my worst point pain wise, but I am sore. I'm just really tired both physically and mentally from dealing with diseases and my body falling appart on me. I'm only 23 but i'm already dealing with a seronegative arthritis,  degenerative disc disease, fibromyalgia, facet joint degeneration, nerve damage, some mental health difficulties (PTSD and depression related to it), and all the fun stuff that comes with the medicines for said diseases/conditions and of course my previous emergency microdiscectomy which kicked it all off (I think).

I'm not saying my life is awful or woe is me, I know i'm lucky to be in a country where healthcare is covered by taxes or is relatively inexpensive. I'm very lucky to have a loving husband and supportive in-laws. I'm lucky in that I can still walk, and that my pain isn't worse than it is.

I'm just tired.

Even over my "vacation" from school I was still running around dealing with health related meetings.

On a lighter note, I have some new herbal mixtures to try that focus a bit more on fibromyalgia and CFS. I do so love talking to my new naturopath, David :) he is such a funny guy. He also doesn't mind explaining what the different herbs do and whatnot.

Well, now i'm off to attempt to get some housework done before the end of the day.

Friday, 21 September 2012

Owning the Internets

We finally have the internets! After a few weeks of annoying phone calls to our new provider, we finally have all the hook ups right and the lines correctly attached. Thank goodness, i'm sure my three followers have desperately missed my updates ;).

Honestly, I haven't been doing too well. I've been feeling quite fatigued and sore. I've also found out my the discs in my lumbar spine have degenerated and my L4/5 is bulging (thats the one I had to have emergency surgery on btw). Also facet joint degeneration at L5/S1, which I still don't completely understand but i'll talk to my normal GP about it when she gets back from her vacation.

But mostly i'm tired. I had a "vacation" off from school this week, I use quotations because i've been really busy and stressed this week. Maybe i'll write about it another time, but lets just say i'm just too tired and sick feeling to deal with anything else tonight. Plus i've got a super busy day tomorrow with a Pagan meet up for Ostara and a friends 21st b-day :). I've been looking forward to both so I am going to head off to bed soon.