Vestibular Rehabilitation Therapy (VRT) assessment day

I had my assessment for Vestibular Rehabilitation Therapy. It was a long but very thorough appointment to assess problem areas and set up exercises. The aim of course is to, well, stimulate the vestibular system so that it accommodates and adjusts to stimulus that is typically trigger symptoms. Stimulate means- shake the system up a … Continue reading Vestibular Rehabilitation Therapy (VRT) assessment day

Pain Awareness Month: pain impact

Yes, September is Pain Awareness Month. A time to remind myself that other people have no idea what this chronic pain thing is all about. Drugs only help 58% of chronic pain sufferers.WebMD I suspect that people without chronic pain might know that Pain is actually the sucky part of chronic pain. The really, really … Continue reading Pain Awareness Month: pain impact

Sudden onset diverticulitis abdominal pain led to an ER visit

I had a recent ER visit because I got quite violently ill. It seemed like an extremely severe IBS flare since I do have IBS-D. But that has been fairly controlled since I have gone on a very high fiber diet so it was very painful and extreme for no reason I could determine. I … Continue reading Sudden onset diverticulitis abdominal pain led to an ER visit