Its been a while since I’ve done an update, so here I go! Gastro Consultant At the start of the month, I saw a new gastroenterologist. This was a more specialised clinic, headed by a doctor who knows a lot about motility disorders. The doctor thinks that my dysmotility is also affecting my bowels as… Continue reading An Update- 03/18
The theme of the last couple of weeks seems to be pain. I have been dealing with extra pain with my neck and arm, and of course my stomach likes to remind me that it’s there too. Then, last week, I woke up with a blinding pain in my back. It goes down into my… Continue reading What a Pain!
This week I completed my most recent painting. I decided to continue my theme of painting my interpretation of my symptoms. I started off my artistic career by trying to represent how my migraine pain feels, and found that it was fun and therapeutic to do. So, I figured I would keep on trying to… Continue reading Art: A Pain in the Arm
This week, I thought I’d just drop in and do a little update on my week! I had two appointments this week, my pain management one, and a dentist appointment. I saw my pain doctor on Tuesday. I filled him in on how I’d been doing since my steroid epidural, and we decided that it… Continue reading A Weekly Update- 01-07/05/17
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… 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