Life Update

Hey there beauties! TGIF! Yay for Friday! I know that my blog posts have been few and far between, and I haven’t read many of your posts as much as I’d like. I have my good days and my bad days. Lately, I seem to have some more bad days. I just thought I would do an update post and talk about what’s going on with me and my health. 

For a few months now, I have been dealing with jaw and ear pain, even pain in my neck. I have tinnitus in my right ear frequently, and I can’t hear too well out my right ear either. The pain is the worst on the right, but I do have some on the left. At first my primary doctor thought it was from allergies and fluid in my ear, makes sense. After changing up my allergy meds and being in those for a while, the pain has continued. My jaw pops a lot, and I have muscle spasms. So, as far as I know, it’s TMJ. TMJ is Temporomandibular joint disfunction. 

Since I have chronic illnesses/autoimmune conditions, it’s still important to get this checked out, especially since it’s affecting my hearing. The cause of TMJ can come from autoimmune conditions. It’s been an extra painful thing I’ve had to deal with for a few months now. 

Tomorrow I have to get an x-ray to see if there is anything my Rheumatologist can see. If needed, I may end up having an MRI. I have an appointment next week as well to be examined by my Rheumatologist. I actually have like 2 specialists appointments next week. I really dread having to go to any appointments. I really just don’t like to HAVE to be anywhere. 

Anyway, I just wanted to let you know what’s been going on lately. I’m just pacing myself and posting when I can. I am hoping to get this pain more manageable so I can do the things I enjoy in life, such as writing and reading blog posts. I hope to be more active in the WordPress beauty community soon. 

I’m going to try to work on a post reviewing the products I’ve tried in this month’s (September’s) Boxycharm. There were a lot of great things in that box!  I hope you will be looking forward to that. I hope you enjoy these little life update posts of mine. If you have any questions or just want to say hi!! Please feel free to leave a comment. Have a great weekend! ❤

4 thoughts on “Life Update

  1. I’m so sorry to hear that you’ve been have more bad days with your health, I have tmj, hopefully your doctor’s can get you fitted for a day/night jaw shield to help ease and heal your pain as much as possible. Your appointments will go by fast don’t worry! (You know how hospital’s get you in and out fast and you’re left wondering if you had the appointment at all 😂) I hope whatever is going on something is done to ease your pain. Good luck with your appointments, rest and take care of yourself 💗xx

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    1. Thank you so much for your kind words! ❤ I hope it all works out too. TMJ is so uncomfortable on top of my other chronic pain issues. I’m hoping my appointments go by fast, always some specialist I have to see. I had my x-ray done on Friday afternoon. Thank you again! I really appreciate you taking the time to stop by, read, and comment! ❤xx

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  2. Oh Katie! I hope you’re feeling a bit better soon! I also have a mild form of TMJ and when it’s bad it can be incredibly painful – I feel your pain on that as there’s nothing worse than the pain when it’s throbbing so much I don’t even want to talk!
    Pacing yourself is the right choice, there’s no point overstretching yourself – I look forward to reading your posts on boxycharm, i’ve seen some boxes this month and it did look great! x

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    1. Thank you Rachael! ❤ The pain comes and goes. Sometimes it’s mild and sometimes not so mild lol. It can be really uncomfortable. I’m really concerned about my hearing in my right ear though. I also have an appointment for a hearing test as well in November. Sometimes it takes a while to get an appointment. Boxycharm is a great subscription and I hope they will maybe ship internationally in the future. A lot of good brands to try! Thank you so much for your kind words! I really appreciate it! x

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