Chronic Pain · General chronic conditions · Hospital Experiences · Migraine · My Neck · Thyroid · Updates

A Weekly Update- 17-23/09/17

This has been quite a busy week for me! I woke up Sunday night with a big migraine, so that meant I was out of commission on Monday. On Tuesday, I still felt miserable, but I had to somehow drag myself out of bed to shower so that I could attend my endocrinologist appointment. The… Continue reading A Weekly Update- 17-23/09/17

Coping Skills · General chronic conditions · Uncategorized

Anxiety and Meeting New Doctors

In the next month, I am meeting a new endocrinologist, a new neurologist, and a new physiotherapist. Meeting new doctors and health care workers can be a scary thing. It’s one thing that definitely makes me feel quite anxious and nervous. Part of that is the power dynamics between health care providers and patients. Doctors… Continue reading Anxiety and Meeting New Doctors

Coping Skills · Gastroparesis · General chronic conditions

Tips and Tricks for Coping with Gastroparesis

My last post talked about ways that I cope with chronic migraines so this week, I thought I’d talk about some ways that I cope with my gastroparesis, in honour of Gastroparesis Awareness Month . My gastroparesis makes me constantly nauseated and I vomit and regurgitate a lot. I also get stomach pain and severe bloating. For… Continue reading Tips and Tricks for Coping with Gastroparesis

Gastroparesis · General chronic conditions · Hospital Experiences · Thyroid · Updates

A Weekly Update- 30/07-05/08/17

This has been a very long week! It’s been very fitting that this week kicked off Gastroparesis Awareness Month as my stomach has dominated this week. On Monday, I was due to get for Botox treatment my gastroparesis. Just a couple hours before we were about to leave, I got a phone call saying that it was… Continue reading A Weekly Update- 30/07-05/08/17