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… Continue reading A Weekly Update- 30/07-05/08/17
*Edit: About an hour and a half before we had to leave, I got a phone call saying that my procedure was cancelled. Apparently there was an issue with the funding for the Botox. I am quite upset and am just hoping it will be sorted so that things can be rescheduled.* Today I’m off… Continue reading Botox for Gastroparesis: Not Just for Wrinkles!
As I had a couple of doctor appointments this week, I thought I’d simply write an update to catch you all up! On Monday, I saw my GP. One of the things we discussed was my referral to see a neurologist. After my last neurologist appointment, it was agreed that I should be referred to… Continue reading A Weekly Update- 04-10/06/17
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
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… Continue reading Neurological Nightmare: Part 4
This is a continuation of Neurological Nightmare: Part 1. If you’ve not read it, head here first! I woke up on Wednesday, still in hospital, but this time in the new ward. This ward had been quieter than the previous one, however it certainly was not peaceful. I was woken up every few hours to… Continue reading Neurological Nightmare: Part 2