The importance of blood donation cannot be overestimated. Where there are people in this world, there’s a need for donation. A new tool has been developed as part of Medical Travel Compared’s campaign to highlight…

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Sometimes we can feel powerless to change things as individuals, but together we can make a difference. That’s why I’m a firm believer in the power of raising awareness, in campaigning in whatever ways possible,…

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  I wanted to do a post in honour of September being Pain Awareness Month, to show that pain is complex and that you’re not alone if you struggle with chronic pain. Pain can affect…

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  I don’t tend to use the ‘spoon’ terminology in my blog, but today I thought I would. Just for a lighter touch, I made up an infographic on 5 things those dealing with invisible/chronic…

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We put a lot of faith in GPs, specialists and reception staff when we’re given test results. After a blood test, we may be told something is normal, borderline or abnormal. We may be told…

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Birthday – Thanks Bunches For The Wishes! Firstly, thank you so much for the birthday wishes and for sharing your thoughts on birthdays. I’m heartened by each and every like and comment. I’m a little…

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Thank you for the kind wishes about the surgery; thankfully it all seemed to go okay and all is well with  Mr/Mrs/Ms Stoma. The last few weeks have been pretty rough, however. While I’ve had…

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  It’s okay to break, to fall apart, to cry. Experience everything you feel, don’t push it away. Then, when you’re ready, gather those beautiful broken pieces and get back up, ready to fight for…

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Rest and recuperation at home already has me restless. Too exhausted to think straight or do much, yet too antsy to sit or lie still. At times like this, distractions and small indulgences are called…

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The National Health Service is part of what makes the UK what it is, and while it has its fair share of flaws, it has without a doubt been a much needed institution for the…

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