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Alcohol and me

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  My relationship with alcohol is long standing. As a young Panda I could drink quite a lot.  I did drink quite a lot on occasions.  In my first week of university I decided not to drink until I’d graduated as a) I was in London, it’s not cheap but mostly b) I commuted to […]

Party Hard

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    So yesterday was my bday BBQ (my actual bday isn’t until Fri), and I’d spent most of sat getting things ready for it (see this) then got up early for more prep pre guest arrival.  This meant that by the time people started arriving I was already pretty tired.  My amazing LilbroCubb helped […]

Hospital days

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   Today has been a day of hospitals.  This morning I woke up earlier than I had to after a crappy night of insomnia, dragged myself downstairs, are the breakfast that Mama Cubb prepared for me and attempted to not fall asleep again.  Of course that failed and I fell asleep.  Mama kept trying to […]

The Truth About Sugar & Chronic Illness

The Truth About Sugar & Chronic Illness

So I’ve been trying to reduce my sweet tooth too.  I’m still a Pepsi Max addict but I alternate with tea, coffee, water and soda with lime as well now, all unsweetened, not even with sweeteners as I get enough of that in Pepsi (I.e. too much).  I’ve also switched to dark chocolate and limit […]

I left the house!

I left the house!

Shock horror I left the house on a Sunday!  I went out into nature in my wheelchair for an hour or so.  The sun was out and it was warm, except in the shade where it was a tad nippy. It felt good to get out.  Afterwards I came home and played computer games to […]

On distractions

On distractions

Today I was in agony.  Today I didn’t want to be awake but couldn’t even nap due to pain.  Today I played World of Warcraft to distract myself and it worked for the hours I sat up to play.  This evening I am still in agony but at least I didn’t spend the day thinking […]

On Comorbidities

On Comorbidities

In medical terms Co-morbidities are illness and disorders that you have that may or may not be related and/or overlap. In medicine, co-morbidity is the presence of one or more additional disorders (or diseases) co-occurring with a primary disease or disorder; or the effect of such additional disorders or diseases. The additional disorder may also […]

Ever just feel so lonely?

Ever just feel so lonely?

I live with my parents and my Cat. I am very rarely alone in or out of the house and yet I feel terribly lonely. Do you remember when you were a teenager and “no-one understands me” was a daily retort? More than ever I find myself wanting to scream that at those around me. […]

Neurology consultation

Neurology consultation

Today I had my check-up with Dr Weatherall at Ealing Hospital. Dr Weatherall is a really love doctor and my Neurologist both privately and through the NHS. He deals with my Chronic headaches and my sleep problems (I suffer with a totally wrong sleep pattern and insomnia). He is also sympathetic of my Fibromyalgia and […]

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