Just under three years ago, I left my teaching job. I left for a variety of reasons. It wasn’t that I didn’t love teaching. I loved teaching. I enjoyed chatting with my students, working with them, and seeing them bloom and grow. I absolutely loved that aspect of that job. What I didn’t love was… Continue reading Dealing with Unemployment
Several months ago, my husband decided to put his provisional license to use (the one he’d had since he was a teenager) and start driving lessons. He grew up on the outer edge of London, and didn’t particularly need to drive to get around. When he started working, his job was easily accessible by train,… Continue reading A New Car Equals New Freedom!
Yesterday, I woke up in the wee hours of the morning with another major migraine. That means that for a few days, I have to rely on my walker to get around my flat because of my poor balance. I often rely on my rollator walker outside of the flat too, as some days I… Continue reading Disabilities and Society
This post is a continuation of A Pain in the Neck: Part 1, if you’ve not read it, I suggest doing so before reading this post. One of the options my pain doctor and I have discussed is getting a neurostimulator device. It is an implant in your spine that sends signals to help block the pain… Continue reading A Pain in the Neck: Part 2
Since I was a child, I had neck pain. It wasn’t too bad, but I remember being frustrated that I couldn’t seem to move my neck very much when doing neck stretches in karate when I was a kid. Then, at some point, my Mom’s chiropractor ordered an x-ray for me because she wondered if… Continue reading A Pain in the Neck: Part 1
This is a continuation of parts 1, 2, and 3. If you’ve not read them, I recommend doing so, before reading this. After the neurologist appointment, I was extremely upset. I felt as if I hadn’t been taken seriously, and I very much suspected that the doctor just thought I was an emotional female, whose problems were not… Continue reading Neurological Nightmare: Part 4
This post is a continuation from Parts 1 and 2. After leaving the hospital in November, I soon had an outpatient neurologist appointment in January as well as outpatient physiotherapy appointments to work on balance exercises. Physio mainly consisted of completing abdominal exercises, in the hopes that a strong core would help me keep my balance better. Between… Continue reading Neurological Nightmare: Part 3