This Is What I Really Mean When I Say ‘No’ To Going Out

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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Stomas & Hernias : What You Need To Know

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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Making CFS ‘Real’ : A ‘Chemical Signature’ May Suggest A State Similar To Hibernation.

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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Reviewed : Thumbs Up For Voltarol For Muscle & Joint Pain Relief

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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Overcoming FOMO With Invisible Illness

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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The Sunshine Vitamin – Why You Should Get Your Vitamin D Checked

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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When Positivity Becomes Pressure

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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A&E – Not Somewhere I Want To Be

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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I’m Coming Out!

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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You Are Strong Enough For The Tough Times

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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