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SoCS: trigger finger

Grandma has developed a trigger finger. It’s a cute name, but not a cute condition. Basically, the tendon rolls over the bones in the knuckle at the base of the finger down where the fingers meet the rest of the hand. 208 more words


Cortisone (again)

Ahhhhh I’ve been on cortisone now again for 3 weeks and am on a weaning programme and have another +/- 2 weeks left to go.  This stuff really affects me badly and I’ve read up a bit more about the… 478 more words


32. Dejected

I give up. Well, no I don’t, but I feel like giving up. Nothing works! Me, the sugar rat, have avoided candy, baked goods, pop/soda, jam…everything for 31 days. 115 more words

Life In The Arctic North

Dealing with the diagnosis

The period after I got diagnosed was very urgent and confused. I was ill and websites gave lifespan predictions of months. There was some urgency to “close off my life” and await the end.   427 more words



Firstly I would like to advise against the ostrich head-in-the-sand attitude. If you cough up blood or in any way suspect a lung problem, rather go for tests, no matter the time or cost. 192 more words


Bad Hair Day

“A change is as good as a holiday.” Unless you are forced to make that change, then change feels like a prison. I recently started chemotherapy for my Myasthenia Gravis. 586 more words

Cortisone Injections

Cortisone injections are my latest disease management tool, and I must say that I’m pretty impressed with them. I’ve been having pain in my shoulders for months. 576 more words