Chronic Pain · Coping Skills · Disability · General chronic conditions

Dealing with Unemployment

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

Coping Skills · Disability · General chronic conditions · Uncategorized · Updates

A New Car Equals New Freedom!

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!

Chronic Pain · Disability · General chronic conditions · Hospital Experiences · My Neck · Procedures

A Pain in the Neck: Part 2

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

Disability · Hospital Experiences · Migraine

Neurological Nightmare: Part 3

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