Okay, so I saw my neurologist today about my follow up. I am on a waiting list for a follow-up MRI which will take a long time here due to some serious backlog. Nevertheless, we did the physical again and reviewed symptoms. Went over my chronic migraines and decided on putting me on Aimovig for … Continue reading Neurologist appointment: I Probably don’t have Multiple Sclerosis?! Yay!
You may have heard people talk about Ableism. I often talk about stigma and discrimination but haven't used the term itself but it is the term. Like sexism, ageism and racism, ableism is a form of discrimination against disabled people by those who are not. Definition type of discrimination in which able-bodied individuals are viewed as normal … Continue reading What is Ableism?
I think we have to be wary when we work with chronic illness about the stress of work and the stress we are always under due to chronic illness or chronic pain... which can compound quite fast, especially if we are exceeding our limits in order to function at work. I wrote a post recently … Continue reading Chronic illness: Work burnout
Okay, cannabis edibles are Finally available in my part of Canada and I do not like smoking pot that much and the drops are hard to predict results for me. I do know for the pain the best rests are high THC for me and studies suggest the same. My favourite strain for pain is … Continue reading Cannabis edibles for chronic pain
Chronic negative stress does not do a body good. We all know this. Because we have pain and illness and so stress from That plus the life consequences of That causes a boatload of negative stress. We all know our mental and emotional wellbeing is as important as our physical wellbeing, but I don't know … Continue reading Chronic stress and the body
So I'm going to start with this tidbit: The brain literally starts eating itself when it doesn't get enough sleep. AHHHhhhhhh!!!!!!! My brain is EATING itself. WTAF! Not cool. Other issues with sleep deprivation can include: Impacts short-term and long-term memory Concentration becomes impaired along with problem-solving abilities and even creativity Mood instability- obviously lack … Continue reading Painsomnia and sleep deprivation