Over several months I had an MRI, CT, two occiptal nerve blocks, and physical therapy on my neck. It was discovered that I had a buldging disc and arthritis in my neck. One is fixable and one is not. After going over all my symptoms they diagnosed me also with occipital and trigeminal neuralgia.
Thought-out my life I have hidden my leg and made excuses, avoided questions, events and clothing etc in an exhausting attempt to portray that “I’m fine”.
When I turned thirty-years-old in February, I didn’t think I would be moving back home with my parents and youngest sister. I didn’t think I was going to lose my boyfriend, dog, home, job, and my ability to drive… all in one year that hasn’t even ended yet. Keep reading, I promise, it does get better.
Gemma, aged 35, runs the Instagram page Spondy Chrony Mummy. In July 2017, she was diagnosed with both Crohn’s Disease and type of arthritis called Ankylosing Spondylitis.
On the first day of Christmas my true love sent to me a partly malfunctioning body..
I am opening my doors to some amazing warriors and sharing my little space on the internet with some incredible people dealing with chronic pain and chronic illness.
I have a cold and it feels like the end of the world!