I’ve gathered my notebook and pen; I’ve got a freshly made coffee and I have already bought the cats outside and to spend some time in the backyard with me while I write. I start again by writing about the warmth, the sunshine, the birds, the trees. I am writing about the external, the place, … Continue reading Home, Sickness, and Sunshine
I have been living with chronic illness for a few years now, and I am amazed at how much I am still learning. Not about recovery, or about getting better, but about how to live with sickness, and all that accompanies it. The work of being sick. The appointments, treatments, therapies, and the management of … Continue reading Exercising my agency to exercise my way.
This week I had my third round of Botox treatment for migraines. The impact of this round will pretty much determine whether I continue to receive the treatment or not. At the moment, after the second round, the feeling of both myself and the neurologist is that it is somewhat effective. But somewhat effective may … Continue reading Botox Round Three
I have a working diagnosis of hemiplegic migraines. Given the name of the condition and the fact that it is chronic you would think I would be a dab hand at dealing with migraines. But truth be told in my case the migraine headaches in their classic form are few and far between. Instead I … Continue reading 10 out of 10 Migraine