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.
As hard as this is, I have learned to turn this big old bummer into always finding the rainbow. This is my How-To-Guide of Living with Chronic Pain and Staying Happy in 5 Simple Steps, by Happy Traci!
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.
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.
It's the side effects of this medication that are helping me!
I could party all weekend and think nothing of it. I could live on a couple of hours sleep a night. My only concerns were drinking a little too much and making myself a little bit sick! Now I'm faced with a long list of hazards that I'd never needed to consider before..