Low days…

I had a long day today. Last night, I realised that I was having a reaction to one of the diabetes medications, which is categorised as a Sulfonylurea, a second generation of treatment since I am already on the first treatment without much improvement. I went to hospital this...
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Just another Saturday

Today has been long. I spent the whole morning in hospital together with my husband and two children. Luckily, my children are already used to me being sick and frequent visits to the hospital, so they handle it quite well. I was ok yesterday. In fact, I left the...
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Of dreams and wishes…

When this year began, I was obsessed with changing my spectacles. I wanted new frames for the new year. “Spectacles are like clothes,” I told my husband. “It gets tiring to look at the same pair for more than a year! So, this month I’m getting new frames!” As...
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The forgotten heroes

The care givers of those with chronic diseases often get forgotten. Their role is lost behind the scenes. I want all those taking care of us to know that you are appreciated and irreplaceable. You deserve so much happiness and we hope that it comes your way every day....
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Support systems: Friends and Family

I had a fantastic weekend! I went swimming with my family and friends and spent the whole day just playing in the incredibly warm water at the Lake Bogoria Spa, that makes your skin feel like new. I dare say we had more fun than the children! 😉 It...
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Exercise/ physical activity when on Prednisone

I have been in a flare-up for the past two months, and it’s just starting to come down. This has meant that I’ve had to take higher doses of prednisone to cool down the flare. Well, I’ve been on prednisone for about two years non-stop now. Every time the...
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Cancelling Plans

I think my middle name is officially going to change to “Party Pooper”! I seem to cancel last minute on most of the events that I commit to. I’m sure anyone with chronic pain/ diseases understands this part. It is a hard topic though. Because explaining yourself to people...
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Exercising when you suffer from chronic pain

The current world has become health conscious, and this has caused an upsurge of diets and exercise routines all over the internet and among friends. “Exercising fixes everything health!!” In my opinion, that is the grossest misconception. Being a nutritionist, I am an advocate for healthy exercise routines, and...
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How I survive high pain days

I can’t say that there are days without pain. A normal day ‘without pain’ for me is pain levels of around 4. Those are good days, or should I say, days when faking ‘normal’ is easier. Bad pain days are unbearable! I cannot master even half a smile. I...
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Flare-up

I’ve been in a flare-up for the last two weeks and this time it has really landed on my left leg. I have hot nerve pain all day! From my hip all the way down to my toes. I can’t drive because our car is a stick -shift (manual...
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