When you have a chronic condition, you learn lots about what works and what doesn’t work for your body.
I’ll always be the first to say and constantly remind those that it is a journey where you’ll discover something new every day. But being okay with it, knowing it will indeed be an endless journey, makes it easier to cope with.
Initially I was very disappointed for example, when I first discovered that use of inhalers and corticosteroids were actually one of the main causes of dehydration but also very bad for causing tooth decay!
When they say you learn the tough way, I really did. After not being to the dentist for two years (because I was too busy being hospitalized every month!), I decided that I would pay a long over-due visit when I moved back to Scotland (my home) from London.
It turns out I needed, not one or two fillings or just some standard flossing and polishing. But I needed FOURTEEN fillings. Yes, you read that right. 14.