Disabled Persons Railcard

This isn’t one that many seem to know about. In fact, I only recently learned about it myself. It infuriates me to see people abuse the benefits system and take advantage of schemes designed for those in genuine need, especially when those in need are often unaware of what help is out there. [ The…

Losing What You Elusively Have Left

I feel like a bit of a hypocrite when I write on here or reply to messages from others doing it tough. I can say what I hope are the right things and be positive, but it doesn’t always translate. Things haven’t been so good for me lately and today, after a couple of surgeries…

Ladies, Know Your Lemons!

I wanted to share a graphic and two websites that invaluable for us ladies when it comes to ‘knowing your lemons’. Breast cancer is something we are told to check for ourselves, but while there is more advice on feeling for lumps and bumps these days, there is little telling us about the other various changes to…

Insomnia – The Lost Sleep Calculator.

Insomnia and a general lack of sleep can be painful. I’ve had problems with sleeping on and off for years, but since my last surgery I seem to be averaging 2.5-3hrs per night. It gets tough, and the knock-on effect both physically and emotionally over time can be extreme, even if you are able to…

8 Pre-Op Questions You Need To Ask

When you’re told you’re going under the knife, there are a lot of things to take into your consideration. Maybe it has come as a surprise, maybe you knew it was coming. It can be a shock to the system and a lot to take on board. You probably have a lot of questions. Some…

Winter Warmers : 8 Ways To Winter-Proof Your Life

Winter Is Coming Winter Is Here! For whatever reason, be it my hormones, thyroid, deficiencies or otherwise, I feel the cold. A lot. My arms and hands especially. The last 12 months, minus the odd couple of weeks, have felt like autumn bordering on winter to me. Sometimes, I’m not sure I’ll survive the actual…

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