It’s the age old expression. When life gives you lemons… What do you do? Find the ripest ones and throw them at people to vent your anger? Sell them on at a profit? Make lemonade…

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[  Eating Disorder Awareness Week (EDAW)  ] [  27th Feb – 5th March 2017  ] This time, EDAW is looking more specifically about getting people the help they need and the role of GPs, specialists,…

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For some, headaches come and go. For others, they are a more persistent, painful feature. Sometimes there are triggers, sometimes an underlying cause, and other times seemingly no rhyme or reason why they occur. I…

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Firstly, I just want to say a huge thank you for all of the kind wishes and comments since I went in to hospital; I am more grateful than you will know, it has meant a…

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When you’re battling with an invisible illness, are overcoming surgery or are generally feeling unwell or exhausted, the thought of a night in to relax is heavenly. Sometimes it’s all you can do anyway –…

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I never thought I’d call cold dry toast a breakfast of champs, but after so long of not eating it was heavenly! I also got the go ahead for an early mark to go home…

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I’m sorry for the delay in posting something up. I’ve been so out of it with drugs and pain that I’ve really done much of anything, and then technology decided to become the enemy so…

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This will be my last proper post before going in now. I’ve got the practical bits and bobs to sort out, and then I’ll be on clear fluids only for the day before the op, eating…

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I came across this article recently proposing things NOT to say to someone with cancer. A psych lecturer interviewed six women, all of whom dealt with breast cancer in their 30s/40s, to list some of…

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Things are starting to get a bit more real now. It was a long and anxiety-ridden drive to Oxford today for pre-op assessment number 4, navigating the endless slog of traffic among the never ending Oxfordshire…

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