Tuesday, 31 March 2015

New me. I've gots this

So, the car accident my hubby and I were involved in on the 21st of March left me with a little more damage than I expected. My right implant seems to have shifted :/ but trying to see the bright side, I wasn't happy with the way my implants looked so he will changed that for me as well. He's going to make my nipple smaller (it strecthed out quite a bit with the pregnancy) and he'll lift both my implants. It's going to be insanely sore and unpleasant as I know exactly what's waiting for me but I have to have it done. The implants are uncomfortable for me and I'm not mad about the way they look now :/

I also wanted to have lipo done. Unfor it would be R40000 and the dr said that he can't take a lot off as I don't have a lot to remove so it just doesn't seem worth it to pay 40k for a subtle result.... I've decided  to go other routes. I've been googling lipolysis and cavitation and I've found a Clinc in Joburg that's does both of these under the supervision of a dr. My pre-op meeting with the plastic surgeon is next week Wednesday at 9:15 and my consultation with the anti aging dr is also next week Wednesday at 11:30.
Perfect timing and I'm hoping a sign :)

On top of the consultation for the lipo, I'm going to ask about thermage for my dropping eyelid, lip augmentation and Botox. I thought as I'm saving money (hopefully) but not doing the traditional lipo I can have some other things done. The results on the website seem pretty impressive but aren't they always? I just want to notice something. This will be the start of my makeover :$))

Also decided to finally get my tattoo done!!! 

Pics of before and after for various treatments taken from the clinics website:

Lip augmentation

Thermage for eyes 

Cavitation and lipolysis 

And finally my tattoo!!! And where I want to place it 

Will continue with updates and progress pics!!!

Tuesday, 24 March 2015


So my little family is def immigrating. The question is where? Our options are Canada or new Zealand. Each has its pros and cons and ill list them now

This wont be as easy as we had expected (not that we expected it to be easy just not THIS hard:()
Firstly, for me to reg to work as a medical scientist in there labs, ill have to do a PLA assesment with the canadian medica Lab services. This costs approx R19000.They'll  probably tell me i am missing modules and will have to study to fill those in.
Our solution? Im studing anyway. But something different. I always wanted to go into pathology. And canada offers a MSc: pathology, wheres ill be a assistant pathologists afterwards!!!! Flippen perfect!!!! Im excited but also scared shitless..... Its alot of work and im a mommy now. Priorities are diffrenet and time is limited. But ill make it work. It'll be worth it in the end. For 2 years money will be tight but hopefully afterwards i should earn a decent salary and be able to contribute to the household pretty well :)

What makes this a option easier is that i can register with there council pretty simply it seems. Also i have mags and michelle there. Both are quite happy and would never consider coming back. Also they will be more than happy to help us settle. But new zealand does make me nervous as its a very small country.... What's there economy like? is it stable? I just don't know what to do with this one

We decided to apply for visas to both countrys. Yes its pricey but at least we can explore our options if we get the visas and decide from there. We have to think long tern as this is where we will retire snd where nunu will grow up....

As i am picture obsessed, pictures always help me asseses situations and make desicions.

I fell in love with this house in calgary canada. Beautiful and it is in our projected price that we'll be able to afford. :)

Tuesday, 10 March 2015


So my baby girl has RSV. It's horrible! She coughs so badly, my heart breaks everytime 😭 hopefully the worst should be over in a few days..... 

Here is some info on RSV that I got from a medical info website.

About Bronchiolitis

Bronchiolitis is a common illness of the respiratory tract caused by an infection that affects the tiny airways, called the bronchioles, that lead to the lungs. As these airways become inflamed, they swell and fill with mucus, which can make breathing difficult.


  • most often affects infants and young children because their small airways can become blocked more easily than those of older kids or adults
  • typically occurs during the first 2 years of life, with peak occurrence at about 3 to 6 months of age
  • is more common in males, children who have not been breastfed, and those who live in crowded conditions

Childcare attendance and exposure to cigarette smoke also can increase the likelihood that an infant will develop bronchiolitis.

Although it's often a mild illness, some infants are at risk for a more severe disease that requires hospitalization. Conditions that increase the risk of severe bronchiolitis include prematurity, prior chronic heart or lung disease, and a weakened immune system due to illness or medications.

Kids who have had bronchiolitis may be more likely to develop asthma later in life, but it's unclear whether the illness causes or triggers asthma, or whether children who eventually develop asthma were simply more prone to developing bronchiolitis as infants. Studies are being done to clarify the relationship between bronchiolitis and the later development of asthma.

Bronchiolitis is usually caused by a viral infection, most commonly respiratory syncytial virus (RSV). RSV infections are responsible for more than half of all cases of bronchiolitis and are most widespread in the winter and early spring. Other viruses associated with bronchiolitis include rhinovirus, influenza (flu), and human metapneumovirus.

Signs and Symptoms

The first symptoms of bronchiolitis are usually the same as those of a common cold:

  • stuffiness
  • runny nose
  • mild cough
  • mild fever

These symptoms last a day or two and are followed by worsening of the cough and wheezing (high-pitched whistling noises when exhaling).

Sometimes more severe respiratory difficulties gradually develop; signs include:

  • rapid, shallow breathing
  • a rapid heartbeat
  • retractions — when the areas below the ribs, between the ribs, and in the neck sink in as a child inhales
  • flaring of the nostrils
  • irritability, with difficulty sleeping and signs of fatigue or lethargy
  • vomiting after coughing
  • poor appetite or not feeding well

Sometimes these symptoms can lead to dehydration. Less commonly, babies (especially those born prematurely) may have episodes where they briefly stop breathing (called apnea) before developing other symptoms.

In severe cases, symptoms may worsen quickly. A child with severe bronchiolitis may get fatigued from the work of breathing and have poor air movement in and out of the lungs due to the clogging of the small airways. The skin can turn blue (called cyanosis), which is especially noticeable in the lips and fingernails.


The infections that cause bronchiolitis are contagious. The germs can spread in tiny drops of fluid from an infected person's nose and mouth, which may become airborne via sneezes, coughs, or laughs, and also can end up on things the person has touched, such as used tissues or toys.

Infants in childcare centers have a higher risk of contracting an infection that may lead to bronchiolitis because they're in close contact with lots of other young children.


The best way to prevent the spread of viruses that can cause bronchiolitis is frequent hand washing. It may help to keep infants away from others who have colds or coughs. Babies who are exposed to cigarette smoke are more likely to develop severe bronchiolitis compared with those from smoke-free homes. So it's important to protect children from secondhand smoke.

There's no bronchiolitis vaccine available yet, but a medication can be given to lessen the severity of the disease. It's recommended only for infants at high risk of severe disease, such as those born very prematurely or those with chronic lung or heart disease. The medication, which contains antibodies to RSV, is given as an injection monthly during peak RSV season.


The incubation period (the time between infection and the onset of symptoms) ranges from several days to a week, depending on the infection causing the bronchiolitis.


Cases of bronchiolitis usually last about 12 days, but kids with severe cases can cough for weeks. The illness generally reaches its peak on the second or third day after coughing begins, causing breathing difficulty before gradually resolving.

Professional Treatment

Fortunately, most cases of bronchiolitis are mild and require no specific professional treatment. Antibiotics aren't useful because bronchiolitis is caused by a viral infection, and antibiotics are only effective against bacterial infections. Medication may sometimes be given to help open a child's airways.

Infants who have trouble breathing, are dehydrated, or appear fatigued should be evaluated by a doctor. Those who are moderately or severely ill may need to be hospitalized, watched closely, and given fluids and humidified oxygen. Rarely, in very severe cases, some babies are placed on respirators to help them breathe until they start to get better.

Home Treatment

The best treatment for most kids is time to recover and plenty of fluids. Making sure a child drinks enough fluids can be tricky, though, because infants with bronchiolitis may not feel like drinking. They should be offered fluids in small amounts at more frequent intervals than usual.

Indoor air, especially during winter, can dry out airways and make the mucus stickier. Some parents use a cool-mist vaporizer or humidifier in the child's room to help loosen mucus in the airway and relieve cough and congestion. If you use one, clean it daily with household bleach to prevent mold build-up. Avoid hot-water and steam humidifiers, which can be hazardous and can cause scalding.

To clear nasal congestion, try a bulb syringe and saline (saltwater) nose drops. This can be especially helpful just before feeding and sleeping. Sometimes, keeping a child in a slightly upright position may help ease labored breathing.

Acetaminophen can be given to reduce fever and make your child more comfortable. Be sure to follow the appropriate dosage information based on your child's weight.

When to Call the Doctor

Call your doctor if your child:

  • is breathing quickly, especially if this is accompanied by retractions or wheezing
  • might be dehydrated due to vomiting or a poor appetite
  • is sleepier than usual
  • has a high fever
  • has a worsening cough
  • appears fatigued or lethargic

Seek immediate help if you feel your child is having difficulty breathing and the cough, retractions, or wheezing are getting worse, or if his or her lips or fingernails appear blue.

Thursday, 5 March 2015

A end is in sight

So malaria meeting ended up being a session with HR as well :( got a verbal warning. Is going to be on my file for 3 mths. At least it's done and over

Monday, 2 March 2015

Decided to escape the lab today and go to weekly maintamce on some of my machines in the hospital. This gives me at least a hour away from the lab so I can check my social media, blog all in peace :D

Today's lingerie of choice

I'm wearing a vintage style dress so it tends to be tight over my D cup boobies so I generally can't wear a bra with this dress. So my alternative? A slip. The 'cups' don't have any padding so they don't push my boobs up but the girls still feel covered :)

PS: my child is just insanely photogenic. :)

Baby frames

I need a pick me up. This bloody malaria issue will get me completely fucking depressed today :/

So I've decided to get some photo prints of my lite girl, go buy frames and hang them all over the house 

This is the main frame I went with :)))

I made 2 smaller A4 that are also hung up. She's everywhere now :D

Also I've decided to partake in #100 days of lingerie. Except I won't be wearing mine. Will instead try to take pretty photos of th hanging :))))

This was today's
La Senza bustier with garter stockings. Stockings are from Kiss Me Deadly

Matching undies are also la senza 

Have a good Monday! (If you can't, drink wine)