2018-03-04

Why I don’t like March – Dealing with grief and loss

Trigger Warning  This post talks about the loss of parents through death, mental health struggles and dealing with grief and loss. Please be aware of this if continuing to read. Thank you.  I am an orphan. That is, I have lost both of my parents, my grand parents and have no surviving older relitives. Most
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Falling apart in word tiles

Things I need to cope with chronic illness

Five years ago I was diagnosed with my first chronic illness. Fibromyalgia. Two years later I had various tests as I believed that my body was telling me that something more was happening underneath. I was told that it was all just down to fibro, and from then on, everything was down to fibro. Fast
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January Blues – Live happy, live hygge

January, the start of a new year. New promises, new diets, new plans, new goals, and most of all new stresses. For many, January is the worst month of the year, with the 2nd Monday of the month being marketed as Blue Monday – the day that most people realise that going to the gym
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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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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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Lady gaga fibro

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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11 years ago today – my sons birth story

Eleven years ago today my life changed forever. I became a mum.  I actually always had that mothering nature, I was a surrogate mother to over 300 students in my job at the University and my friends thought of me as their mum away from home as I would feed and look after them all.
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