Hi there and welcome back. How are you? I hope that you are well. Today I’m going to talk about items that I use or used to use everyday.
Firstly, I would like to clear up a couple of things from the last blog post, I am not a resident at the Myton hospice, I only go to the myton hospice for physiotherapy, art therapy and our monthly Macmillans meetings. Ok, now that’s all sorted, let’s get back to our scheduled program.
Coconut oil and Elemis cream
Be cause of the tablets that I’m taking (hydrocortisone), my muscles are weak and sore. Especially with my right side. Every morning, I like to rub coconut oil and then Elemis cream and put it on my hamstrings and thighs.
Coconut oil and bicarbonate of soda
Another use of coconut oil is to get rid of stretch marks. To make this, you add two tablespoons of coconut oil to one tablespoon of bicarbonate of soda.
To use, put on the mixture on your stretch marks and leave it in for 7 minutes. Then wash off. The results are amazing.
As a child who suffers from eczema, I had wished I had known about it sooner. Recently, my mum had read a comment on Facebook asking about keeping dry skin, especially with this hot weather we’ve been having recently. Someone said Vicks, so that night, I tried it on my feet, where my eczema has flared up recently, and it has worked wonders.
Recently I’ve stopped using an electric toothbrush because I’m stronger now thanks for my physio telling me to start lifting weights. But when I did suffer from weakness in my muscles, I couldn’t use a manual toothbrush, so that’s why I bought an Oral B toothbrush.
Before I couldn’t carry my tea, I used to use this giant flask to make my tea. I still use it everyday to get hot water from and every morning, I like to empty out the cold water from yesterday’s filled flask and put into a jug.
Andrex flushable wipes
I know that this last one is embarrassing, but here we go. Sticky stool is a side effect of hydro cortisone. I’ve been using Andrex flushable wipes for over a year and I’ve cut down on the amount of toilet paper that I’ve been using.
To recap, coconut oil with Elemis cream, coconut oil with bicarbonate of soda, Vicks, electric toothbrush, giant flask and Andrex flushable wipes.
Well that’s it. Once again, I just want to thank a few people. Firstly, I would like to thank my mum, dad, sister and my Naughty Mamaji, for being by my side, throughout everything. I would like to thank Louise from BTS for sharing this with the community. I would like to thank Kanika, Shirley and everyone at Carers Trust for giving me the confidence to sharing my story and I would like to thank Joe for motivating me to getting back on the horse. And I would like to thank everyone at the hospital, my family and friends and everyone who I’ve met on this journey.
The next time, I’m going to talk about the brain training games that I play. Please feel free to leave a comment, and please feel free to leave a topic that you would want me to talk about. Don’t forget, if you buy something from Amazon, through the blog, 100% of the money that I get goes to Brain Tumour Support.
Thanks and I will see you soon.