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Weekly roundup

My biological Dad died on Friday following a massive stroke.  My Mum left my Dad when I was 7 and my brother was 9.  My brother stayed living with my Dad in the Midlands, and I moved 200 miles north with my Mum to Cumbria as that’s where she was from.  819 more words

Mast Cell Activation Disorder

Mere Existence

All my life seems to be filled with one ailment or another, one prison or another.

I was born with a dislocated hip, which I was lucky enough that it was found early and fixed. 995 more words

To the people who don't 'believe' me about my illness

To the people who don’t ‘believe’ me about my illness,

I’d like to start by demonstrating a level of compassion I don’t always feel I get from you after appointments or assessments. 1,521 more words


Weekly roundup

Hurrahhhh!!  I tried some Famotidine (H2 antihistamine) for my horrendous GERD and I am tolerating it OK :-)  The agonizing pain in my acid-eaten stomach is slowly receding and my cough has totally gone (I still have pain in other parts of my abdomen but that’s from separate issues).  976 more words

Mast Cell Activation Disorder

Chronically Easier

The problem with invisible illnesses is that all too often people have a hard time understanding how sick you may be. The problem with chronic illnesses is the toll it takes over the course of time. 320 more words

Whims And Wonders

Humpty Dumpty Here I Come...or How I Didn't Have To Have A Great Fall

So apparently I’m falling apart. As my rheumatologist put it, it’s a surprise you haven’t shattered into a millions of tiny pieces that cannot be put back together again to be complete or whole. 412 more words

Whims And Wonders

Whole 30, The End!

Sorry I didn’t post on the last week of my Whole 30, I had a terrible cold and just didn’t feel up to it. I ate mostly soup and bone broth that week, so you didn’t miss much. 571 more words