Granny Hips : Physio Parts 1&2

  I really didn’t know what to expect from physio. The rheumatologist, after diagnosing undifferentiated connective tissue disease (UCTD) and fibromyalgia, recommended physio and pain management. I’m also on Hydroxychloroquine for the UCTD. The appointment for physio came through in just a couple of weeks, but the pain management referral will apparently take a few,…

5 Negative Influences You Can Tell To P*ss Off To Improve Your Mental Wellbeing

Dealing with an invisible illness, be it mental or physical, can be a minefield of judgements, feeling let down and being bombarded with negativity. But we have more choice over who we listen to, agree with and associate with than we think. Know your own values and trust your instincts. You deserve to be treated with respect…

Mini Me Update

I don’t much like doing ‘me’ updates as I’m sure others must find me pretty boring, but I enjoy hearing how other people are doing so here we go! I bit the bullet and dyed my hair after a couple of years of no colouring. Goodbye 50 Shades of Ginger. Hello stained forehead and hair that’s visible from…

Keep Moving Forward

  Whatever you have to do, whatever problems you are facing or obstacles you have to move around, keep going. It doesn’t have to be graceful. It doesn’t matter how awkwardly or how slowly. Do it with purpose, with pride and with a quiet hope that things can and will get better. One tiny step at…

What Does The UK Vote Mean For Healthcare, Social Care & Welfare?

Typical disgraceful media reporting, typical saddening divides between voters, typical British weather! That’s right – Election time… But what does the vote mean for UK society in terms of healthcare, social care and welfare? Those of us with invisible and/or chronic illnesses are quite rightly concerned with the budget cuts and proposed changes for the…

Compassion In Dark Times

It is with great sadness that we have to face another heartbreaking atrocity in our world, with the recent terrorist attacks in London on Saturday night. You can’t escape the media coverage, the news headlines, the Facebook statuses. The outrage, horror, shock, anger and grief are palpable. My thoughts are with those affected, and my…

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