2019-10-30

IBD, the NHS and me – my story of how I need to second guess if I need medical help

I found this post in my drafts folder, I am not sure why I did not post it at the time. This is an account of what happened in January 2018 and why it is important to not second guess yourself if you need medical attention. I am publishing it now as I am working
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Fed up in a hospital bed

Living with Crohns Disease

Quite simply, it’s shit.  Yes, I am talking about both the illness and the fact that having crohns is a pain in the… neck! If you do not know already from following my hospital and toast updates via social media, since the end of July I have been rather poorly. To date, there have been
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Fun drinking game for patents

Parenting should come with a manual

Babies should be delivered with Haynes style manuals, with yearly updates and special add on instruction, bounus additions, for kids who decide to confuse parents even further with their new and exciting kid goings on. My boy is now 11 and I admit that it’s not been all smiles and rainbows. There have been a
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Guest post

Guest Post – UK Loan Types: What are the Options Available?

If you’re living in the UK and you’re thinking of getting a loan to help you with your current financial hardships, then it’s important to make sure that you know what’s available before you jump in head-first. Different types of loans are more suitable for different scenarios. The last thing you want is to commit
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In the spotlight – sexual assult

The media has been populated with controversial stories recently of how women have been sexually assaulted in the entertainment industry. The Harvey Winstine stories, Hugh Heffner, and the unlucky radio DJ that was taken to court by Taylor Swift, and ordered to pay damages of $1 for grabbing her arse. The stories are always horrific
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Real motherhood

What happens when the NHS fails you?

Please note: This posts contains medical terminology, descriptions of bodily functions and discussions on mental health. Please be aware if these are trigger warnings for you!   I have been absent from the world of blogging recently. I have missed out on so many events, on meeting up with friends, talking to brands, networking, and
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Chocolate pot garden

Dine well with The Worsley Marriot Hotel

You may have read our blog post about testing out the delightful breakfast at The Worsley Park Marriott Hotel and Country Club earlier this year. When we were invited back for a bloggers evening to sample the new menu from The Grill, who are we to say no to such an offer when we had
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Lady Gaga 5ft2, Does this show what chronic pain really is?

Having spent most of my summer in hospital for chronic pain and inflammation, it’s always a positive when I hear of famous people who are bringing chronic illness and pain to the forefront of the media spotlight. Fibromyalgia, lupus, chrons, depression and anxiety are just some of the major health issues which have been flagged
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Hard times and difficult decisions – how funerals are changing

If someone wanted to have a conversation with you about funerals, the first thought would most likely be that they are a little morbid or maybe even having some dark thoughts you should know about. It can be a topic which is as taboo as sex, because no one really wants to talk about it
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Feeling Brave? Starting High School with #BravebyNature

September is just a few days away, and while the 1st of September for me always marks my late fathers birthday, this year it comes with a new anniversary, and one Nathan is going to remember for the rest of his life. This Friday, Nathan starts at High School, and we have spent the last
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