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Weekly roundup

This week was the first of my stay-cation but I’ve been so busy I think I’m going to need another holiday to get over my holiday ;-)  Back pain aside, however, it’s been a… 568 more words

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Doing a Sleep Study

Last week I saw a consultant to try and work out why I don’t sleep very well. No matter what time I go to bed or what I do to relax, I wake up between 1am-3am most nights and stay awake, plus I get up several times extra because I feel ill, or need to eat or go to the toilet. 814 more words



Being chronically ill isn’t how it’s portrayed on the telly.  On the tv people get sick, lie on the couch looking fabulous (if a bit pale and wan) while their friends and family rally round bringing blankets and chicken soup, enabling them to make a complete recovery usually with the help of some miraculous new medical intervention.  589 more words

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Maintaining Independence With COPD

5 Ways to Maintain Your Independence With COPD

Having low energy levels during the day and sleepless nights due to breathing difficulties can take its toll. 382 more words

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A Case For Chronic Illness or Travelling Lupus

In television land you can sit on your suitcase and get someone else to zip the thing up without any issue. In my world, if I were to sit on my suitcase to have someone help me zip it up, I’d just break the suitcase and everything would become some type of projectile. 471 more words

Whims And Wonders

Weekly roundup

I do not have pretty legs.  Along with the ‘elephant knuckles’ on my hands I seem to have ‘elephant knees’, and in addition I’m bow legged due to my flat feet and consequently rolling ankles.  691 more words

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Save the one who's quiet

In a previous job many moons ago I was the designated fire officer.  As such I was trained to pull a body from a smoke filled building and to give first aid.   866 more words

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