Facet Joint Injections
My blog has been a little bit inactive for the last few days, so I would like to apologise for that… but! I do have a decent reason; on Friday I have my second round of facet joint injections, so over the weekend I wasn’t able to do much writing, & I’m starting to run out of scheduled posts (oops). I have a week off from now until I start my new job so I’m hoping to catch up on reviews & to catch back up on my pre-scheduled posts – firstly though, I want to tell you about Friday.
Job Interviews – Update
Syringomyelia Saturdays usually only runs every two weeks, but due to the amount of views the post about my job interview got I thought I would break that rule to post an update of what happened this week.
Some of you may know that I’m currently unemployed & am looking for work; work preferably that involves working with vulnerable children that need extra support & care. Well, yesterday I had an informal interview with the director of a local children’s home for children who come from rough backgrounds. I was so excited! And the interview did go well, really well in-fact… until I had to spill the beans about my illnesses; namely my syringomyelia.
This week’s Syringomyelia Saturdays post has been written by a friend of mine called Amy; Amy is a qualified pharmacist who had to give up her profession, after years of education & training, because of her syringomyelia. Amy’s story left tears in my eyes as her experience really has been horrific – nevertheless Amy has stayed strong, even when she hasn’t wanted to. Amy has previously released the page-turning Ride Every Stride & is currently working on her first YA fantasy series (I’ve read the first book & it’s wonderful). This is Amy’s story…
This post contains animated photos of surgical procedures.
The Ann Conroy Trust
This week’s Syringomyelia Saturdays post is about the only Syringomeylia & Chiari Malformation organisation in the UK – The Ann Conroy Trust. If you’d like to learn more about the organisation please keep reading, & if you’d like to donate you can find information about how to do so here.
All information in this post has been taken from the official
Ann Conroy website & all information belongs to them.
This weeks Syringomyelia Saturdays post has been written by an online friend of mine called Ross. Ross doesn’t just have syringomyelia, he also has a condition called Chiari Malformation; a condition that often comes hand-in-hand with syringomyelia. There are two types of Chiari Malformation; the most common type is Type 1 & involves the back of the brain slipping onto the spinal canal; this puts pressure on the brainstem & spinal cord which causes a whole bunch of issues. You can read more on the NHS website & you’ll find Ross’s story below!
Today’s Syringomyelia Saturday post is going to be another story from someone else I’ve met online who has syringomyelia. Alisha is 24 years old & this is her story…
Sophie is 24 & is one of the many people I have met through online support groups for syringomyelia; Sophie describes herself as “lucky” in terms of the disease as she is fairly symptom free & hasn’t suffered much because of it. Despite this, I wanted to include Sophie’s story in the collection of stories I’ll be posting for the Syringomyelia Saturdays series because it shows how diverse syringomyelia can be.
Exams & Disability
Exam season isn’t easy for anyone, but I’m more than confident when I say that exam season is at least 10x worse for those of us with disabilities; as I have just sat possibly my last ever academic exams I thought I would write a post about how exam season affects me personally.
Syringomyelia Saturdays is a new series of posts that I’m planning to put together that will, obviously, be all about syringomyelia. This short series of posts will probably be fortnightly & will included facts about syringomyelia, its charity The Ann Conroy Trust, as well as some stories written by people with syringomyelia. My story has been active on my blog for some time but if you haven’t read it yet you can find it here:
My Neurological Fight