Sadly there will be no actual WIAW this week as I was too poorly both a) to blog and b) to eat much other than cereal bars and what my husband made us for tea! Which incidentally was very nice… I had a veggie cauliflower cheese escalope, smoky BBQ roast potato cubes and some mixed veg, yum!
I’ll tell you a little about what I actually did instead. I spent the morning in bed, as per. I had my dental hospital appointment at 2:45pm (in theory, in practise, they are always running an hour late!!) I really struggled to get out of bed and get dressed but managed and booked a taxi to the hospital.
I was going for my 3-monthly medical botox injections, due to my TMJ (joint disorder, which causes lots of pain and muscle tension). He did them in a slightly different place than usual this time, working on feedback from me as to where was the most painful. I had four injections – two into each side of my jaw. The premise is that the botox helps relax the surrounding muscles, which in turn relieves some of the pain. I have been having these around 2 years or so now. Generally, I do find them quite useful. They don’t totally relieve the pain, but they do usually help. Unfortunately my last lot weren’t very effective and my pain levels were quite high, but I think that was a mixture of the TMJ and of coming off one medication and going on to a new one. It all sort of muddles up and makes it hard to tell what condition or medication is causing what issue!! PS – to answer my most commonly asked question about this, sadly the botox is injected too deeply to help with any wrinkles, lol… damn, would have been a nice “side effect”!
My dental doctor has also referred me back to a physio for ultrasound therapy on the jaw. I had this around 18 months ago and it was really effective, but sadly you have to attend twice a week, which is obviously pretty inconvenient! Especially since I was actually at work at the time (I’m off sick at the moment).
If anyone reading this has TMJ themselves and would like any more information on the various treatments I have undergone and my thoughts on them, do let me know. I would be happy to write something.
I hope nobody minds the departure from a food post into a TMJ one! Speak soon.Never miss another post from me! Click below to follow me on Bloglovin. If RSS or social media are more your style, check out my sidebar! Follow