Optimistic

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

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8 weeks later….

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….

See you on the other side…

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…

Here we go…

I've been given a date for my double jaw surgery. And it's soon. Like, a month away, soon. I don't want to give specifics until I get closer to the date, as I'm a little anxious that something might go wrong or it might get cancelled. But yeah, it's so weird that it's finally happening!… Continue reading Here we go…

Next steps…

After trying an actual metric fuck tonne of treatments for my jaw, I've decided to go for surgery to correct my bite, which should ease (hopefully get rid of) my pain. But because I'm a special snowflake and can't do things normally, it turns out I've got to have the surgery BEFORE having braces. Usually… Continue reading Next steps…

But you don’t look sick…

I constantly feel like I have to 'prove' I'm unwell in order to be taken seriously. Like a lot of invisible illnesses, people don't believe in things they can't see. Which I kinda get. You can't see fairies or unicorns or leprechauns. Doesn't mean they're not there. (They exist. Fight me.) I have TemporoMandibular Joint… Continue reading But you don’t look sick…

Not dressed up, and nowhere to go

So, I like clothes. I like make up. I like sparkly accessories and jewellery. But as a spoonie, it's hard to find the energy to get dressed up for bed, let alone leaving the house. So I like to make sure I wear stuff that's comfy AND stylish all in one. I also have a… Continue reading Not dressed up, and nowhere to go

Oh, Coventry. Home of awesome doctors

So. I've been taken on by Coventry Hospital's maxillofacial department who are going to perform my surgery and fit my braces. And man, are they awesome or what. Also, my dentist is a major rock star too. I've been seeing the consultant at Leicester Royal Infirmary for about 4 years, and have been seeing my… Continue reading Oh, Coventry. Home of awesome doctors