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Tuesday, 24 January 2012

Pain like this has never been felt before

Well hello lovely followers. I have been a little missing in action due to the after effects of my treatment followed by the onset of strep...something or other tonsillitis (the bacterial one)

So then let us go back to last Thursday and the day of my botox treatment in my feet.
The first thing I should add is the before photographs....

This is my left foot

This is my right foot

So now for the treatment. Well for the record I have already said that I don't like needles but once you see the size of the things you will simply have a fit at where they put it. If you are brave look at this :

This is pretty much what I had done. Where my procedure differs is that the needle has a probe on the end that is attached to a machine that send pulses through your leg and feet to make sure they inject the right muscles. Now for somebody with my condition sending electric pulses anywhere is agony let along the feet which are hypersensitive to pain. The pain was excruciating I am not going to lie. I have had two kids, take the top of one finger clean off, cut my knees wide open falling, had abdominal surgery and nothing, NOTHING!! is on a pain level that comes near to this one.

My consultant and the nurse both said that if they were offered the treatment they would refuse due to the pain this causes. That was said to me after they have stuck the needles in and made me cry. Oh God yes I bawled for about ten minutes. They did this procedure on the neuro rehab unit of my local hospital so I just want to apologise to all those on the ward who assumed the women in the cubicle was being torn limb from limb. I have subsequently withdrawn my application to join the team at Spooks as I now know that I could not keep quiet if they decided to torture me if captured whilst spying. 

On a positive note I think I may have overcome my fear of flying and dentists as nothing will ever be as scary as that. Well OK maybe snakes, I think I'd rather a needle to a snake any day.

Check back Thursday for the photographic evidence of how the effects are taking hold, although this week may be too early to tell as it takes ten days.

Sunday, 15 January 2012

It's been far too long!!!

Well here's hoping my followers havent fallen asleep lol!

I have decided to wake up this lovely blog as I am about to go through some exciting changes in my life.

As you know I have Charcot Marie Tooth Disease On Thursday I am going to be having botox, yes i said botox to help relax the muscles in my toes and feet. Within 3 days i should begin to see some changes and within three weeks i should have "normal" feet again! I am both really excited and petrified at the same time.

I used to be a phlebotomist taking people's blood day in day out (nickname vampire) and yet I still have a humoungous fear of needles!!! For this procedure its about 10 needles injected into the muscles of each foot but the pain is nothing when i think of the results.

I am also likely to go up from a 4.5UK to a 5UK so maybe new shoes will be necessary! So here goes nothing! I will run a photo blog so that you can see for youself the changes. Will post the first photo Thursday of my feet as they are now and then weekly I will show you the progress. This procedure will wear off so I'll chart that too. See ya thursday!!

Sunday, 29 May 2011

Want to win £50's of personalised chocolate.. Today's question is.....

Which chocolate bar is this?

Simply leave your answer in the comment box. We'll post up today's winner at 9pm. Today's winner will get 10% off any order they place at Out of the Box and will be placed into the prize draw on Bank Holiday Monday to win £50's worth of personalised confectionery.

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Tuesday, 24 May 2011

Happy times in sad

Today would have been mine Dad's 65th birthday. I think it is safe to say that NEVER would have been the best time for him to go, and even tho I wish we could have celebrated his 65th together, I will today make the most of what is a special day. To celebrate my Dad's birthday I am going to offer 6 chances to win the £50 personalised confectionery prize ending on bank holiday. one chance for each of the six decades found himself in. All you have to do is find a chocolate or sweet item that was invented in each decade and we'll select a winner for each decade: So name a chocolate bar or sweet item invented in the: A) 50's B) 60's C) 70's D) 80's E) 90's F) From 2000 to present day

The winner is....

Sundays winner was Euans mummy who answered our competiton on twitter

Friday, 20 May 2011

win. win. win

Yesterday our winner was Gemma who gave an amazing answer. Today the question is easy. Tell us why you want to win £50 personalized chocolate. See you at 9 tonight to choose a winner