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There’s always a catch.  There was I thinking ALL I had to do was work through my intense PTSD from the near-death hysterectomy-from-hell which still wakes me every night in genuine panic.  But no, there is more.  Much, much more. I consulted a surgeon, one of the best. I have private health insurance for exactly this reason.  In...
I’ve just completed my online admission form for my upcoming Spinal fusion and decompression surgery.  Earlier today I spoke to my anaesthesiologist, and he was lovely.  Very kind, very caring.  I had written a summary of what happened at my last surgery.  Namely, that I had a total abdominal hysterectomy and suffered post-operative bleeding that wasn’t picked up.  I had five days...
The pain in my lower spine has been ever increasing over the last two years. For the last 18 months, at least, it has felt like a knife stabbed into my lower spine, that twists every time I move. The pain is constant and intense, an “8”.  But when I move the pain becomes a “9” or a “9.5”.  It’s completely...
I’ve always been very tactful, I’ve never played “my pain is worse than your pain”.  But I’m tired.  It’s time we all got real.  I have two kids on the autism spectrum.  One has mild Aspergers, the other much more severe Aspergers. Parenting these two kids is like night and day, but with each of them I...
I haven’t been healthy in many years.  When my son was five, I became very ill.  What had been fatigue, joint pain, pelvic pain, nausea, and lots of non-specific bits and pieces suddenly declared itself. One morning I woke up with aching hands.  I mean aching.  So much so that I could barely make the...