Pain Management and a Psychologist

A few weeks ago I found myself sitting in a room with a psychologist rather unexpectedly. I had arrived at the hospital knowing that I had an appointment, finally, with pain management. I had thought I was already in contact with pain management but it turns out I had been under the care of the pain clinic. Pain clinic looks at the source of the pain and how to ease the pain itself. Pain management helps those with chronic pain to learn techniques… Continue Reading “Pain Management and a Psychologist”

Life Lately

I keep meaning to blog recently but I’ve had such so much going on in life lately that I’ve struggled to find the time, or when I have had the time, I’ve been too fatigued to do anything! Now I feel like writing and I don’t know where to start so here is a rather disjointed update. It doesn’t ‘flow’ well but I am sharing it with the hope that I will once again get back into regular blogging! Regular… Continue Reading “Life Lately”

Having “Just one child”

More and more recently I have been thinking about our decision to have “just one child” and I have questioned that decision. In recent months a lot of pregnancies have been announced in the blogging community and there have been a few births as well. Beautiful videos of announcements are shared and I watch how happy children get when they discover they are going to be a big brother or sister and I feel a pang, a guilt that it… Continue Reading “Having “Just one child””

Recovery from Surgery Update

Things have been somewhat strained in recent weeks. The pressures of the last few months, my surgery, my subsequent admittance to hospital, my recovery from surgery have all taken their toll on us as a family and at times you could cut the tension with a knife. While I haven’t been as poorly as some people I know with my conditions, it’s still been a difficult time and it feels like it could be such a long time until I… Continue Reading “Recovery from Surgery Update”

The Illness – Chiari Malformation

Having written briefly about my sudden surgery and some of the snatches of ordinary moments during recovery so far, I thought it might be an idea to write about what is actually wrong with me, why I needed the surgery in the first place. So here is a bit of an explanation, which may be rather boring! There are actually several things wrong with me, the main one being Arnold Chiari (key-AR-ee) Malformation, A Chiari malformation is when part of the cerebellum, or… Continue Reading “The Illness – Chiari Malformation”