Since my ‘health issues’ started and everything began going downhill, I’ve tried to keep my mouth shut. There are some things you just don’t talk about, things that are personal and private that make you…

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Life can throw a lot at us. Just when you think you’ve got past a tough time, it gets tougher. Everyone deals and copes differently. We’re not all built with the same tolerances, the same…

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Talking with stoma nurses can put the fear of God in to you. The scare stories of people who have ended up in hospital after daring to eat a carrot, or, heaven forbid, a hotdog,…

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In my job as a support worker, I said these words to a client and was quite surprised when, a few weeks later, she told me that her outlook had changed; she was focusing more…

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Taking time off work can be a daunting prospect, far from the lovely notion of pulling a sickie to have a duvet day, or something reminiscent of Ferris Bueller’s Day Off. Odd days here and…

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On the one hand, what you’re dealing with is personal, private, and uniquely your experience. You don’t want to think that it may affect how you’re treated, but there are no guarantees when it comes…

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Shopping around for a decent probiotic was a challenge. The options on the high street are quite limited and the prices seem steep even for those with lower strengths. I took to the Internet and…

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I came across a recent news article which is interesting, though none too surprising perhaps for sceptics of so-called ‘targeted’ pain relief. This is a two part story really. 1. Targeted pain relief isn’t truly…

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With an estimated 4.7 billion people on the planet, it’s still possible to feel alone. Sometimes this feeling is more prominent when you’re physically alone, other times when you’re in a crowd. Finding yourself to…

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As everyone in the UK is very aware of, and likely the world at this point, the EU referendum and result to leave the EU has been painfully loud all around us of late. It…

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