Medical overload and operation stress!

Having a chronic illness or long term condition usually comes with the need to have many hospital and doctors appointments. You can sometimes get to know the staff so well that they know its you on the phone before you identify yourself, and treat you like a friend when you walk into the surgery etc. … Continue reading Medical overload and operation stress!

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A plea for all

I today made a telephone call! Ok so to a lot of people this is not a big deal but to me these cause a huge panic. It starts when I decide I need to make the call, usually this is a last minute decision because if I have time to think about it for … Continue reading A plea for all

Catheter woes and what is a supra-pubic catheter??!!

No one said that having a catheter was easy, and I've been under no illusion that this was the case. However my bendy body doesn't seem to think that having a catheter is bad enough on it's own, and so this past week and a bit I have had to call the nurses out four … Continue reading Catheter woes and what is a supra-pubic catheter??!!

EDS Awareness Month……….and what you need to know about my condition!

May in my EDS world is awareness month. As I've explained to you before I have got a bit of awareness month fatigue, there are so many of them and so many different days. However for me awareness month is how I found out about EDS and how I finally got some of my answers. … Continue reading EDS Awareness Month……….and what you need to know about my condition!

Awareness month and What you need to know about my EDS part 2!!

I decided about half way through my previous post that not only was the post getting incredibly long, but it was also going to make everyone switch off!! 31 questions would be fine if they were really short answers, but they aren't! So I apologise for what might be two really long and tedious posts, … Continue reading Awareness month and What you need to know about my EDS part 2!!

The many faces of chronic illness!

A friend of mine noted on her Facebook page today that two friends had asked her about how she was feeling. She gave two different answers because of their relationship to her and the conditions they had. To one friend she had replied that she was "fine" and to another who shared her condition she … Continue reading The many faces of chronic illness!

Brain Fog and erm…

I open my book and stare at the pages, I can't remember what I'm supposed to do, how do I read? What are these things on the pages?...............This is Brain Fog. I start a sentence, a few words in and my mind goes blank, what am I doing? What am I saying? Where was I … Continue reading Brain Fog and erm…

Yet more appointments and the funny places your mind goes in the middle of the night!!

This past week or so, has again had a number of appointments in it and yet again has been stressful. Dad is still off (as it's now half term), and still can't hear and the reason I was feeling ill was I had yet another chest infection. Since being diagnosed with asthma more years ago … Continue reading Yet more appointments and the funny places your mind goes in the middle of the night!!

Catheter update and a few crafty want to do’s for this year!!

OK so I know the title probably isn't the biggest draw, and it's rather long!!  As you know,  from my new years posts, I don't make resolutions or set goals so that couldn't be the  title!! I thought however that as I've got a number of crafts I'd like to either master, try or continue … Continue reading Catheter update and a few crafty want to do’s for this year!!

New year’s eve

I've never enjoyed new years celebrations, it's all about looking back and reminiscing about what's happened in the year and looking forward to the next and all that will bring. Unfortunately for me it's always been a long list of things to remind me of all that I don't have and a look forward to … Continue reading New year’s eve