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It's been a while

It’s been a while since I’ve written.

Since the last time, I’ve been really ill, really well, …really ill, really well … and really ill. 447 more words

Let’s talk about meds, baby... 🎵

Can we just take a second?

I’ve noticed that many people like to comment on the use of medications. Like, ‘oh you don’t need them’ ‘have you not asked the Dr to stop them?’ ‘Why are you on them?’ ‘Try this herbal thing instead’ 286 more words


Fit for Work’ scheme for long-term illness to be scrapped

Written by Marianne Calnan, People Management – Low referral rate blamed for programme’s failure as government announces possible changes to statutory sick pay.

The government’s national ‘Fit for Work’ occupational health scheme is to be scrapped as part of a revised strategy to get more disabled people working. 886 more words

Be Kind, Unwind.

It’s been a slightly stressful time  here in chez Eades/Riley.

It’s officially six months since I have had to declare myself unfit for work. Half a year….it amazes me that it really doesn’t feel like it’s been that long. 1,190 more words


Of Birthdays and Chronic Illness - Part 2 - Practical Tips

In my last post, we talked about expectations, rights, and attitudes and how to enjoy a birthday (or celebration or holiday) when you’re sick. Today, I thought we’d explore some creative ideas on how to circumvent the limitations chronic illness brings when it comes to birthdays. 615 more words

Living With It

Close to Home – Amy Yarbrough and Encore Rehabilitation Gordo

Amy Yarbrough was suffering weakness from a long-term illness. Her doctor referred her to Encore Rehabilitation – Gordo for strengthening and balance. Amy says. “The staff is the best! 28 more words

Medical Mondays: Just About Managing

When, at the start of her term as Prime Minister, Theresa May talked about jam. Not strawberry or even hand crafted rhubarb and ginger, but Just About Managing. 232 more words