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Mottistone Mother's Day

Sunday saw me on a Mother’s Day trip to the National Trust’s Mottistone Manor, towards the eastern end of the Isle of Wight.  The garden is quite small by NT standards, and probably best known for its herbaceous borders much later in the year, but at this time of year there was still plenty to see, not least the stunning naturalised daffodils above and below. 298 more words

Garden Visits

The Early Modern Eye

This past week in my 601-history seminar class we focused on the Okeover medicine book (MS3712). For this project our group decided to split the book into 3 parts and count all the recipes in the book. 489 more words


(I wrote this the other night)

It’s the night before my pain management appointment and surprise – I’m in pain.

It was “easy” to make the decision to take Methotrexate (chemotherapy) for my #rheum, hell once it was not a financial concern it was also easy to inject myself with Enbrel and then Cimzia (made from synthesized mouse protein). 659 more words


Anaphylaxis: pearls

Some highlights from a good article by Dr. James Roberts over at EM News:

FINDINGS IN ANAPHYLAXIS (many are probably less than you thought):

Invisible - Accepting or Rejecting the Role

I have heard rheumatoid disease referred to as an invisible disease, like many other chronic diseases.  It has been classified as an invisible disease because while you may look ok to others and keep going with work and responsibilities, inside you are dealing with pain, fatigue and other ongoing symptoms of the illness. 430 more words

Confirmation and Gratitude

Today I want to take the opportunity to say thank you to Crescendo Bioscience, developer of the Vectra DA test.  Crescendo Bioscience is a molecular diagnostic laboratory focused on rheumatology.   334 more words