Photography and Essential Tremors

Photography and Essential Tremors In normal circumstances photography and Essential Tremors or ET do not mix. Essential Tremors is just that, you have uncontrollable tremors which influences your whole life. According to Mayo clinic: "Essential tremor is a nervous system (neurological) disorder that causes involuntary and rhythmic shaking. It can affect almost any part of your body, but the trembling occurs most often in your hands — especially when you do simple tasks, such as drinking from a glass or tying shoelaces." Just looking at this description makes you realize that it will be impossible to take photographs. Today I…

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Road to Success - Kesha and Reuben

Good Day World

Good Day World, wherever you are on this spread of land we call our Earth-Home. Mine just happens to be In a village called Lady Grey, in the Eastern Cape, South Africa-a Country with beauty in abundance, once a happy safe place {Debatable by some I suppose}but surely a bloody much safer Place in the World would be  harder to find. View from my Front Porch overlooking one of the Mountains of Lady Grey The life of Reuben a disability Pensioner. This is my story…A long story - short and sweet. From 2004, the warning signs were there,  until the…

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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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Case courtesy of Dr Sachintha Hapugoda,, 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

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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