So. I'm trying to navigate my life as a chronic pain sufferer, but also as someone who has soooo many ideas and dreams and things to offer. I'm trying to find my place in the world since my chronic pain slowly robbed me of the life I knew. The life I had become accustomed to,… Continue reading ….. I’m trying.
And here I am. It's been a year since I had double jaw surgery, and let me tell you: it's been a ride and half! I've been up, down, and everything in between it seems. But generally speaking, I think I'm doing ok. Maybe better than ok. Almost, good. I think I'd like to talk… Continue reading One Year Later….
I hate living with a chronic pain condition. It's tiring. It's overwhelming. And it's fucking unfair. It's robbed me of so much, and I try so hard to see the positives; see all the stuff I still have; but I've just had enough. I'm exhausted from trying to stay positive. I'm exhausted from trying to… Continue reading What it’s taken from me
Is something trying to deal with right now. A 10yr relationship has broken down due to my ill health and related issues. A relationship I thought was going to be my Happy Ever After. It's been 12 years since I lost my Nanna. She was like an extra mum to me and my sister. We… Continue reading Relationship breakdown
So its been a while. I haven't had much motivation to write recently. Partly because I've been getting out of the house, and partly because my health has been seesaw-ing like a mother chuffer. I've had some lovely times out with my family - went to see my honorary little sister perform in her touring… Continue reading Optimistic
Note: I forgot to post this at the time. What a wally. But I liked it so here it is. _______ Definitely not as much fun as the 12 days of Christmas, obvs. So let me talk you through my experiences of post-operative funtimes! To be perfectly honest, the first few days were hell. Like,… Continue reading The 12 Days of Post-Op
I'm having a rough go of it recently. Recovering from my operation has been tough. I'm finding it hard to balance being active and resting. Some days I feel really good so I'll go and do Some Stuff, but it will exhaust me so I have to stop and rest for a few days. Plus,… Continue reading I like me.
I'm doing ok, I think. The first few days immediately following my operation were hellish. Like, wouldn't wish on my worst enemy, hellish. The next couple weeks got easier. Pain meds were my saviours. Now I'm waiting for my braces and trying to get my life back to some semblance of normal. It's weird. Some… Continue reading 8 weeks later….
I'm doing much better now. The first week of recovery was pretty awful. Like, wouldn't wish on my worst enemy awful. Trying not to dwell to hard, and I'm feeling thankful that it's easing up now. 2 weeks and 4 days post op, swelling has gone down a lot and I'm eating without a syringe.… Continue reading Still here.
So, my operation is scheduled for Friday. Yes, two days from now. I'm feeling quite calm actually. Maybe even excited. The procedure itself is pretty epic, but it doesn't scare me. The thing that's got me most concerned is afterwards. How am I going to look? Will I look so different to how I look… Continue reading See you on the other side…