11 weeks post op #hipreplacement #glossybox

Archive, Arthritis, Health, Hips, Hypermobility, Hip replacement, Make Up, Beauty, Skincare, SURGERY

Urgh! I hate being ill, it’s so boring. Lately I can’t even focus on the TV, let alone binge watch Netflix. I’m just staring at the box, like a zombie at the moment.

You think you can catch up with reading or tv shows, while resting in bed. But the truth is, it’s almost impossible to hold a conversation, let alone follow a decent plot line in a book or on screen.

My only bonus is I’ve been taking ibuprofen 400mg tablets x 3 a day, and my hands have massively improved. Could be related or could just be as it was time for the flare to go down? Though hip is the opposite, the pain levels are high in the hip, really achy and stiff. But likewise that could be from me avoiding moving.

It’s no surprise I’ve not done anything, literally nothing for 2 days. I’m giving myself time to heal, and get over this virus. So instead here is my March #Glossybox hope it cheers me up!

I have no idea why I decided to start the subscription up again, and I’ll be honest the second I opened this box, I promptly cancelled it once more!!

It’s not that it’s bad as it’s not, but the #BellaPierre lipstick kiss proof creme is a deep burgundy, purple so I can’t wear it. My daughter now has it. Full size £20.00

#bybibeauty Plumper Lip Balm is lovely but tiny 10ml so at least it’s useful, but I’m not overwhelmed. Full size £9.00

#Laritzy Dew Pot Utopia highlighter pot, again a bit underwhelming. I’ve seen much better highlighters and it’s a creme which I don’t use. Full size £15.30

My favourite products ended up being the #essence You better work! Fixing spray, which has held my make up well when working out, or going to hydrotherapy. Full size £3.50

Finally we have another good staple product #TheBodyShop Shea Butter body butter in a deluxe mini (it’s a fair size) which would cost £6.00

Overall I thought it was pants compared to look fantastic boxes. And it seems to fall into a trap of same ole brands to use. If my daughter’s had received this box, she’d be over the moon though. So maybe it’s just me. Least I can use the Shea Body Butter while I feel grossly poorly, to make myself feel a bit better.

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27 weeks post #hiparthroscopy

Archive, Health, Hips, Hypermobility, Hip Arthroscopy, Triple Pelvic Ost, Femoral Ost, PAO

Moving on from week to week and not much has happened this week, except I’m poorly again!! Just a chesty cough and woolly headedness, so I’ll live.

But I did visit the doctor over my hand, as it’s getting too hard to hold the simplest of things lately. The basal joint of the thumb feels like electric shocks, when I try to hold cups, plates or my phone. It’s been like it on and off for a year or so?? Wonder if Arthritis or just Ehlers Danlos Syndrome. Anyways had bloods taken to check, and I’m being referred to MiCats for physiotherapy and steroid injection for it. So that’s 2 steroids in 2 different joints this year!! I need this hand for my walking stick. For now I brace it on bad days, but when it settles I take it off, so it’s not solely dependant on it.

So for physio it’s been PANTS for a week, barely done any, as I’ve had family visits, doctor’s visits, then blood test visits, and honestly they’ve just took it out of me. Just being still hurts so I’ve had no desire to move the hip. Maybe it’s increased on pain because the weather is so damp? Or because it’s that time of cycle when it all flares up (when my whole body feels broken and shattered) or simply being ill makes me feel things more?

Just waiting on blood results next and of course appointments to come through from steroid in hip, physio for hand, and steroid for hand. Can’t wait to get them all done and dusted, though I’m scared!!

Feeling old

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Now I’m over 40, I’ll be honest, I’ve REALLY really been feeling my age. And even my mortality too. Perhaps I need to grow up, start acting like life isn’t forever. After seeing friends pass, celebrities too that aren’t far off my own age, has started to freak me out. Obviously hip issues don’t help either, as pain and immobility aren’t actually a youthful combination.

So I’ve started to tweak some things in my life, to help ease the transition into middle age. I’d like to fight it off as long as possible. Immobility I’m addressing with physio, and basic workouts on Xbox kinnect, and free weights too.

I’ve started to eat fruits, salads, and more veggie dishes. Starting to cook a lot more from scratch again. So even if they are pizzas, it’s lower cals, fresh ingredients, and salt.

These little things make me feel a bit more productive and less old. Whether it’s placebo or actual results, if it helps then it helps.

I’ve also started to actually pay attention to my skin too, usually I’m slap dash, bog standard moisturizer and cleansing wipes are my go too. But now I’m buying and using an array of products, to rid myself of that grey lacklustre dry skin once and for all. I will blog about these at a later date, so I feel I have actual results to say about. Currently using #StIves blemish control exfoliating face cream, the deciem Lactic Acid, and deciem Rosehip facial oil.

With oils though, I’m comparing #BeautyKitchen #Deciem #DrBotanicals and newcomer #SofiaLatif

So any advice for this gal to fight aging, to feel that hedonistic vibe instead of impending doom??