Tag: autoimmune

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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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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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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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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