Seeing an Endocrinologist πŸ₯ – Treatment Weeks 47 & 48

Hello there,

This fortnight has been kind of strange, because basically all of it has been spent preparing and then dealing with the aftermath of my endocrinologist appointment. I’ve been waiting for this appointment for about 5 months, so there’s been a lot of build up, plus because of how my last NHS specialist appointment went, I was really not looking forward to it, all of that affected my mental health way more than I was expecting.

It didn’t go as bad as I was expecting though, which is of course good, but I didn’t get any answers, although I’m kind of used to that by now.

All in all I’m just glad it’s over.

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First Infrared Sauna🌑& New PJ’s – Treatment Weeks 45 & 46

Hello everyone,

This fortnight has actually been really similar to the one before. I had a horrible herx, I managed to leave the house for something non-medical related (I went to visit my Dad at his open studio event), and then there were lots of days just spent recovering.

I got some new pyjamas, and I know other chronic illness warriors will understand how important it is the have nice pyjamas! haha. I also had my first experience of an infra red sauna! If you watched my last video, you will have seen that it got delivered at the end. I was really excited to try it, and it went really well, I go into lots of detail in the video about it.Β Hopefully it’ll be really good for me in the long run.

I hope you enjoy the video.

Until next time, Rhosyn.

Major Herx & Enjoying The Sunshine – Treatment Weeks 43 & 44

Hello there,

This fortnight has not been that bad, I actually managed to make it out of the house!

I went to the garden centre, which was amazing, although very overwhelming because it was really sunny and really busy, so it was very bright and loud. Two things, which as a rule, I generally try and avoid. But really it was just great to get out somewhere that wasn’t a hospital or doctors surgery.

I also made it outside to sit in the garden, which was fantastic, because I’m pretty sure I didn’t do that at all last year. So that obviously shows progress. Unfortunately immediately afterwards I had a seriously major herx, that was actually quite scary, and took me a long time recover.

Actually on second thought it’s been kind of a strange two weeks because although I’ve done a couple of things that are really great, the rest of the days have pretty much been spent recovering and feeling kind of rubbish. So a bit of a mixed bag, but I’m still counting it as good because I made it outside…twice!

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Diabetic Eye Screening & Flowers 🌷 – Treatment Weeks 41 & 42

Hello there,

This fortnight, although I’ve had some rough days, generally it’s been pretty good.

Very excitingly I left the house for something that’s to medical related (a very rare occurrence), to buy some flowers for my mum for mothers day, and I even arranged them myself which went surprisingly well.

I also managed to go for my diabetic eye screening, despite feeling terrible, and it was much easier than I thought, so that was good. I think we can all agree that’s been a long time in coming! haha.

Hope you enjoy the video, and I’ll be back soon.

Until next time, Rhosyn.

New Medication & Some Good Days – Treatment Weeks 41 & 42

Hello there,

This fortnight got off to a rocky start, I think I actually experienced the worst nights sleep I’ve ever had, which is saying something considering how the last couple of months have been.

As the days went on though things actually got better and I had some good days! Greatly helped by the fact that I had an appointment with my doctor where I finally got prescribed an antiemetic. It’s helped so much, it’s just such a relief to be able to sleep and eat better, and just being able to do those two things has really contributed to the good days I’ve had.



So overall, a great improvement over the last month or so!

Until next time, Rhosyn.

Changing My Protocol – Treatment Weeks 37 & 38


I wish I could say that this fortnight was better, but I can’t. Β The insomnia subsided slightly, but the nausea was still a real problem, waking me up in the night and keeping me that way for hours.

I had a phone appointment with my Breakspear doctor and together we agreed that it would be a good idea to switch to a herbal protocol for a while to give my body a break. I was really nervous to start this because everything I seem to do at the moment seems to make me feel worse, but by the end of the fortnight I’d plucked up the courage to start.


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My Chronic Life Turns Two!

Hello there,

So today marks two whole years since I started this blog. Wow, I’m actually finding this hard to believe.


This time last year, for My Chronic Life’s 1st birthdayΒ I wrote a summary of all my favourite posts that year. I’m not going to do that this year, because to be honest I don’t feel that proud of much of the content that I’ve produced on here this year. I don’t think I’ve written many particularly insightful, or thought provoking posts.

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