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Life In A Lockdown Linky – Week 65

It is Tuesday again, you will know by now that it is the day for my Life In A Lockdown Linky post.  This is a linky where myself and other bloggers have been posting every week since lockdown first began.  Answering set questions of how we found the past week.

It is lovely looking back on how different things were and how we all adapted to lockdown life, and then slowly coming out of lockdown.

I have had a very up and down week, and it has just proved how we are still stuck in lockdown even though we are moving out of it.

If you want to take part in the linky the questions are

1) How are you feeling/coping?
2) What have you been up to over the past 7 days?
3) What is your favourite post of the past 7 days (it could be yours or someone else’s)?
4) Do you have any plans for lockdown easing?
5) What have you bought this week that others might like? (Especially if from a small business.)
6) What have you been grateful for over the past 7 days?
7) What would you like the future to know about life during a pandemic?
8) Anything else you would like to mention?

1) How are you feeling/coping?

At the moment I am angry, I have mentioned in the past few weeks about C’s jaw as she has TMJ.  It is to do with her jaw and it grinds, clicks and locks and is very painful, to the extent she can not eat, sleep or move her jaw, this is also having a combined effect on her ME and she is crashing.

A few weeks ago, I had a nightmare time trying to speak to our GP as nothing we were doing at home was helping and it was getting worse.  He firstly told us she had no diagnosis and then refused to do a referral.  I am lucky my parents told me to book privately, as she was barely able to eat. Last week I had a text from our GP saying the referral had been made, then a text yesterday saying that the hospital had refused the referral.  This is without anyone seeing her.

Friday, we had her private appointment, he is based at the same hospital where we see her ME Consultant.  He was lovely and went through everything and got her to try different movements, before saying Mum can you come and stand behind me.  He got C to just simply open her mouth, where ours just opens up and down hers wiggled side to side. You could hear the grinding and clicking.  He has given her some exercises to do which are easy, and she has to have a completely soft diet for 3 months.  If it is worse or no better he will do an MRI and see where the problem is.  C felt a lot better knowing it could be helped and has been doing the exercises he has given her.

I am so angry due to the fact not one medical person has seen her, and they have just said no help.  I can not describe the pain and discomfort she is in.  How she can not eat or sleep and even talking causes her pain.  I am angry that you can not get a Dr appointment so that you can be seen in person, and angry that because she was fine 4 years ago and it was just niggly pain, that she should be fine now.  What if I had not had my parents to pay for private, what would we do next?

2) What have you been up to over the past 7 days?

Apart from the above, we have been sorting out our lounge, nothing drastic but looks so much better

3) What is your favourite post of the past 7 days (it could be yours or someone else’s)?

I have read some lovely posts, I need to start bookmarking them as my mind just goes blank

4) Do you have any plans for lockdown easing?

Plans to see friends and family, and hoping to get away for a week or so, but we are not booking anything as you just never know what is going to happen

5) What have you bought this week that others might like? (Especially if from a small business.)

New pillows for C, as one of hers has split and no idea how

6) What have you been grateful for over the past 7 days?

My Mum she has been my rock

7) What would you like the future to know about life during a pandemic?

Never take life for granted, be grateful for the little things

8) Anything else you would like to mention?

Keep on going, take one day at a time and we will get through this

Thank you to

Life In A Breakdown

I Always Believed In Futures

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I am Sam and owner of StressedMum, I hope you enjoyed reading my latest post, I always love to read comments from my readers

14 Comments

  • MELANIE EDJOURIAN
    29th June 2021 at 8:46 pm

    I’m so pleased to hear you finally got to see the private doctor. I hope the exercises help her. Sounds like they reassured C which is good as she must have been really worried x

    Reply
    • admin
      30th June 2021 at 9:59 am

      I am as well, it did lift her that someone was taking her seriously, you can see and hear it x

      Reply
  • Rebecca Smith
    29th June 2021 at 9:40 pm

    I can see why you are so angry, that is awful and so horrible for C that they just cancel the referral without even seeing her! I am so angry on both of your behalfs. x

    Reply
    • admin
      30th June 2021 at 9:57 am

      I am still fuming over it and am going to take it further when I can work out the best way. You can physically see and hear it. I know the NHS was great dealing with everything over the past year. But there are many others who need medical help and not getting it. I am lucky my parents stepped in as C is getting weaker due to not eating properly and in a crash due to this with her ME

      Reply
  • Amy SIMPSON
    30th June 2021 at 9:16 am

    I’m feeling abit less stressed now i’ve had my 2 vaccines,but i’m worried about the new variants

    Reply
    • admin
      30th June 2021 at 9:51 am

      I am feeling the same x

      Reply
  • Di Hickman
    30th June 2021 at 9:49 pm

    Yikes sounds like a lots of medical people talking out their butts! Such a shame you weren’t getting answers. Glad you’re on the right track now!

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    • admin
      1st July 2021 at 9:54 am

      Totally agree, they need to realise people do need to see their GP and that treatments are needed, sadly I have heard a lot of these stories

      Reply
  • Sarah Bailey
    1st July 2021 at 3:14 pm

    It is crazy that people were just ignoring everything with C I am so glad the private doctor has given some helping hands, I hope the movements help her out.

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    • admin
      1st July 2021 at 4:12 pm

      It is crazy and I am still fuming over it now and just grateful to my parents for stepping in and helping. She is doing the exercises he gave her but now moaning about a spot which is making it sore. Told her to ignore the spot and do the exercises

      Reply
  • Jenni
    1st July 2021 at 9:51 pm

    Oh my goodness what a mess with the hospital. I hope the excersises make a difference. I struggle with the same with my jaw and I am bounced from GP to dentist and back again it is terrible.

    Reply
    • admin
      2nd July 2021 at 10:02 am

      It is awful, I have spoken to the Dentist about it and she has said she could do a referal but it takes a lot longer than going through the GP. Plus she would need to see her again and with her jaw so bad it would cause her more pain.

      Reply
  • LaaLaa
    2nd July 2021 at 6:42 pm

    I’m sorry to hear about C’s troubles at the moment. It sounds as though she’s having a real rough time. It’s so bad that the hospital refused her referral. We can be so fortunate to have family to lean on!

    Reply
    • admin
      2nd July 2021 at 8:11 pm

      She has been struggling with this since becomming ill 5 years ago, it has got a lot worse and feel so lucky for my parents stepping in. Sadly it seems this is very common at the moment

      Reply

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