Monday, 29 March 2010


Earlier I randomly had a 20 minute spell of hiccups. When they evetually stopped I was left with the worst rib pain i've had in ages, really awful. Managed to calm it down after about an hour of agony using one of those microwaveable toys. (For the record I have a pink mouse and a Blue Steggosaurus)

It was the worst pain I've had in quite a while, was a bit scary to be honest! I've not been very well this week and am rather pissed off that my ribs have kindly decided to flair up at this moment in time.


Saturday, 13 March 2010


Note to self.... next time you have a job interview, take some painkillers, ribs don't feel good when nervous!

Friday, 5 March 2010

3 years this week...

Hi all,

This week marks the 3rd Anniversary of my Tietze's starting, and I still have a lot of pain, and I've tried all sorts of things for the pain, most having little to no effect on the pain.

But the last few weeks I have been sleeping on a memory foam matress topper. And I am finding it a lot less painful to lie on my side, I don't wake myself up when I roll onto my ribs, I am sleeping much better and I don't wake up in the morning feeling like I have been punched in the chest!

So anyone that has sleep related troubles thanks to Tietzes should maybe look into one of these mattress toppers/ matresses, because it could give you some much needed relief!

Only thing I would say is that the foam the mattresses are made of do seem to hold heat and whilst its nice being all cosy and warm at this time of year, in a few months when the weather is much warmer it might make my bed into a bit of an oven!

But definitely worth trying out! I got my 3 inch thick mattress topper from Amazon for about £60, you can get some really good, expensive ones, but I can't afford that!!

Oh for those that are asking, I do update this, oocasionally! I am going to try to update this once a month, but no promises!!