Today, I finally saw a dietitian. I was originally referred to one by my neurologist because we had discussed my poor diet (thanks gastroparesis!), and the fact that she wanted me to lose weight. Well, it turns out that I have been losing weight on my own (again, thanks gastroparesis), and am considered to be… Continue reading Seeing a Dietitian for Gastroparesis and Weight Management
The last few months, I’ve had a lot of appointments, so I thought I’d do an update for you. Since they found that I have increased thyroid antibodies, I was sent to an endocrinologist. The endocrinologist and I discussed not only the risks and issues surrounding the antibodies (my thyroid numbers are currently in range),… Continue reading An Update- 12/17
One of my favourite podcasts has a catch phase: “cure alls cure nothing!” They say this because they are a medical history show that likes to explain (using comedy) how humans have often latched onto things, and claimed they “cured” everything from boils to cancer. The premise is, the more it claims to help, the less… Continue reading “Have You Tried This Cure All?”
Upon arriving home from our trip from Canada, I realised that I forgot my medication organiser on the bed in my parents’ house. This was devastating. I rely on my organiser to keep me, well… organised. Every week, I put most of my meds, except my nausea ones (which aren’t pills/capsules and therefore wouldn’t fit… Continue reading Med Organisers and Apps: How I Keep My Meds Straight
When we decided to fly to Canada to visit family and friends, I knew that traveling would be really hard on me. Not only would being up for many hours be hard, as that can make my migraines and nausea flare, but moving around physically causes extra pain, and fatigue. Because I struggle to walk… Continue reading Leaving on a Jet Plane: Using Wheelchair Assistance
Hi all! I’m sorry that I haven’t been able to write in the last few weeks. In October, my husband and I went on a trip to Canada to visit my family and friends. Upon returning, I was hit with extreme fatigue, migraine, and a virus. I’m working through a stomach flare now too, but… Continue reading A Trip Home to Canada
TW: Difficult pregnancy and birth Today is my 30th birthday! Some people love birthdays, and some people hate them. For the most part, I’m the former. You see, every year that I reach another birthday, I’m amazed that I’ve lived, and survived, for another year. Before I was born, my parents were told that I… Continue reading 30 Years Old!