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
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!
This past week, my husband and I went on a little trip away together to Suffolk. We have wanted to go away for a while now and finally we booked something. After much looking (see Accessibility Aggravation ), we found a cute cottage/bungalow that was built onto someone’s farm in rural Suffolk, about 25 minutes from… Continue reading A Suffolk Holiday
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
*Content Warning: discussion of miscarriage and difficult pregnancy/labour* My favourite band since I was a kid, is Hanson. They’ve continued to make music all these years, and I’ve continued to enjoy them! I love not just their fun tunes, or their soulful melodies, but the often meaningful lyrics behind them. For example, their breakthrough hit… Continue reading “I Was Born”: Disability, Purpose, & Hanson