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Having an IBD flare

Having an IBD flare

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Alcohol and me

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  My relationship with alcohol is long standing. As a young Panda I could drink quite a lot.  I did drink quite a lot on occasions.  In my first week of university I decided not to drink until I’d graduated as a) I was in London, it’s not cheap but mostly b) I commuted to […]

Hospital days

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   Today has been a day of hospitals.  This morning I woke up earlier than I had to after a crappy night of insomnia, dragged myself downstairs, are the breakfast that Mama Cubb prepared for me and attempted to not fall asleep again.  Of course that failed and I fell asleep.  Mama kept trying to […]

The Truth About Sugar & Chronic Illness

The Truth About Sugar & Chronic Illness

So I’ve been trying to reduce my sweet tooth too.  I’m still a Pepsi Max addict but I alternate with tea, coffee, water and soda with lime as well now, all unsweetened, not even with sweeteners as I get enough of that in Pepsi (I.e. too much).  I’ve also switched to dark chocolate and limit […]

On Comorbidities

On Comorbidities

In medical terms Co-morbidities are illness and disorders that you have that may or may not be related and/or overlap. In medicine, co-morbidity is the presence of one or more additional disorders (or diseases) co-occurring with a primary disease or disorder; or the effect of such additional disorders or diseases. The additional disorder may also […]

It’s been a while…

It’s been a while…

…hello? Is anyone still out there? The problem with being a chronic sick and disabled blogger is just that, you’re always feeling like death, never quite want to put it into words. I went through some dark times and some lightness through the long silence. For a while I was doing permitted work and as […]

How to lose friends

How to lose friends

So illness and disability are lonely, this we know. It’s often very very hard for those around us to know how we are feeling and what we are suffering. I went to my first fibromyalgia support group this week which was a really positive experience for me. Although it’s sad to see others suffering it’s […]

Lonely in London

Lonely in London

One of the big problems with living in a vibrant City like London, particularly whilst hosting the Olympic Games, is that there are lots of wonderful things going on, experiences that others are having, that I just cannot be a part of. I cannot use public transport due to my immune system, and thus almost […]

Ever just feel so lonely?

Ever just feel so lonely?

I live with my parents and my Cat. I am very rarely alone in or out of the house and yet I feel terribly lonely. Do you remember when you were a teenager and “no-one understands me” was a daily retort? More than ever I find myself wanting to scream that at those around me. […]

The inconvenience of flares

The inconvenience of flares

So my IBD has been almost entirely in remission for many months. This was great and as I prepared to go to download festival this year the fact I am taking my own toilet seemed like a luxury convenience… …until yesterday. Oh yes my friends, during our street party to mark the Queen’s Diamond jubilee […]

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