I was thrilled to see that a wonderful blogger, Ella, had nominated me for The Versatile Blogger award recently. Thank you so much – it means a lot to me! As per the rules, here are…

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You are more than parts or symptoms or a broken body. Sometimes it feels as though my life is dictated and consumed by my health problems. The day to day is dictated by my body,…

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It’s not a personal affront. It’s not me simply being boring and miserable (though it may be a bit of the latter). Turning down an invitation to go out, or me staying home rather than…

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When I had my ileostomy, I was told absolutely nothing about long term caution with lifting and pulling; hernias were never mentioned, I was just advised to be ‘careful’ for the first 2-3 months or…

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I find this study both encouraging and a little worrying. While no information seems available to indicate what type of ‘chemical signature’ this refers to specifically, the results suggest the pattern in those with CFS symptoms bears…

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For those of us with aches and pains, taking prescription or over the counter medications aren’t always the best option, for various reasons. I wanted to stay away from popping pills wherever possible so I…

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Thanks to the rise of social media and everyone with a mobile being an amateur photographer, we can barely escape seeing what everyone else is up to, whether we want to know or not. Fear…

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Vitamin D. The so-called ‘sunshine vitamin’. But not many of us really know what it does, how it’s used or stored within our bodies, or just how important it is. I’ll admit I knew next…

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I often hear positive comments and read inspiring stories, only to find they weigh quite heavily on me and have the opposite effect. Rather than the desired effect – to uplift, inspire and encourage –…

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I’ve recently returned home from 7 (long!) days in the hospital, having been admitted to A&E in absolute agony. I can honestly say it is a pleasure to be back to home comforts, even though…

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