Convalescence (Recovery)

I have been feeling better each day, with my blood sugar under control and the inflammation in my body also responding well to the immuno-suppressors. All things considered, I feel wellness on its way. However, I still get fatigued fast and I cannot go through a whole day without...
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Being!

In the past few days my flare has been getting better, and I finally feel hopeful of going back to lower pain days. Even better, I left the house yesterday all by myself! I went to get a pedicure and a manicure after a long time! I also managed...
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Sweet taste of Fun!

I had a fantastic weekend! My painkillers were working, and I was feeling close to normal 😊 It was a friend’s farewell party which gave us a chance to party and camp…well, the men camped while my friend Zu and I got a cosy room to sleep in. Lol....
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Healing

I’ve been on a journey of healing physically, mentally and emotionally. As last year was ending, I could not have imagined that I would be where I am today. I have spent the last two months on the couch and in bed when I am not in hospital, while...
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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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