My name is Kindra. I’m a disabled wife, mother and former teacher from East London.
I live with Chiari Malformation and Intracranial Hypertension with some good old-fashioned hereditary Migraine thrown in to really amp up the head pain 😜. I’ve had my skull drilled into/cut open 3 times since 2016 and have a VP shunt in my head to keep the pressure inside my skull at reasonable levels. I’ve been housebound for several years and 2020 is the year of ‘The Rebuild’ – I’m basically putting myself back together again, building a new way of living from scratch.
In addition to posts on disability topics, expect beauty product reviews aplenty – one thing that never changes is my obsession with skincare, makeup and gorgeous nail looks. I’ve also developed new interests and what can be be described as ‘micro-hobbies’ – little things I like to do during those windows of time that I can sit/lean up that aren’t devoted to family stuff. If you spot a couple of random posts on my sudden obsession with enamel pins (my tattoo substitutes!), that’s why.
If you are looking for reliable info on Chiari or IH, the Useful Links page has some suggestions on where to start.
Thanks for stopping by!