Essential Tremors – a Rare disease
Symptoms of Essential Tremor in the hands

Essential Tremors – a Rare disease

I sat and watched him. The once fierce man who was now a mere fraction of the man I married. He was trembling, his dominant right hand and arm worse than the other. Initially I thought it is due to all the different medications he was on after he had his first heart attack. He thought the same and just tried to cope and still do what he could to lead a normal life. He was trying to make coffee but could not get the water inside the mugs. Warm water spilled all over the counter. The mugs flew in…

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Scoliosis – the health issue that rules my world!
Case courtesy of Dr Sachintha Hapugoda, Radiopaedia.org, rID: 64183

Scoliosis – the health issue that rules my world!

I was about eight years old when the school nurses came to do their annual health checkup.  They urgently wanted to speak to my Mother after my checkup. My mother just had one of her back operations and could not come to the school. I was told that my back was crooked and urgently needed to see our family physician, who would advise what to do next as I was still young. This was the first time I heard about scoliosis. I did not know it then, but scoliosis became the health issue that rules my world. My journey had…

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Living with Trigeminal Neuralgia
Trigeminal Neuralgia Nerves

Living with Trigeminal Neuralgia

My husband Reuben was diagnosed in 2017 with Trigeminal Neuralgia. I am his caregiver and before you will understand my daily struggles, and his, while living with trigeminal neuralgia you need to know what Trigeminal Neuralgia is. What is Trigeminal Neuralgia (TN) The medical Explanation:Trigeminal neuralgia (TN), also called tic douloureux, is a chronic pain condition that affects the trigeminal (fifth cranial) nerve, which carries sensation from your face to your brain. TN is a form of neuropathic pain (pain associated with nerve injury or nerve lesion.) Although sometimes debilitating, the disorder is not life-threatening.TN is considered to be one of…

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Book Design
Odhin Se Poëtiese Wysheid & Die Broederbond (E-Boek) Boek voorblad, Selfoon en Tablet skerms

Book Design

I never thought that at this age I will put my hand to Book Design. This is the first book cover that I designed after obtaining my Graphic Design Diploma as well as my Photoshop Diploma in 2020. I supposed a lot of us were thrown out of our comfort zones in 2020. The cover photograph is from Pxhere with certain elements added in Adobe Photoshop, but future projects will feature my own photographs. I have also edited the book and helped compile the book. Below is the flip book of the published book. I really loved doing this book and…

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