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I FEEL LIKE CRYING HAPPY TEARS THAT MY CHRONIC PAIN HAS FINALLY STARTED TO DECREASE….BUT I’M SCARED TOO JUST YET!

“If I can’t get back on the anti-inflammatories then my life is over. I won’t be able to cope with physio on my pelvis, having a girlfriend or going out five days a week for a job”. In the last … Continue reading

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MY LYMPHOEDEMA IS IMPROVING AND ALL I HAVE DONE IS………..EXERCISE MORE!

“Lymphoedema is a chronic condition that causes swelling when the lymphatic system is not able to drain fluid properly”.(Google search). “Lymphoedema is a swelling that develops as a result of an impaired lymphatic system.  This may be as a result of … Continue reading

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‘HOPE IS THE ONLY THING THAT KEEPS ME ALIVE’ – MY ‘MIND’ SUMMER CREATIVE WRITING COMPETITION ENTRY ON THE THEME OF HOPE.

  HOPE IS THE ONLY THING THAT KEEPS ME ALIVE! Ever woken up wishing you had not? I do not mean because you fancy another half-hour or so in bed, I mean because your whole being is CRIPPLED with anxiety … Continue reading

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THEY’RE ALIVE…….I HAVE CORE MUSCLES AFTER ALL. MY DEVASTATING SUFFERING WITH CHRONIC PELVIC PAIN…..BUT HOPEFULLY NOT DEVASTATING FOR MUCH LONGER!

IT IS OFFICIAL, MY CORE MUSCLES DO EXIST AND IT IS NO LONGER A MYTH! Yesterday was the first time in years that I did not feel pain upon walking.  It shocked me at first if I am honest.  I … Continue reading

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NEVER FELT SO ANGRY, FRUSTRATED AND DEPRESSED AS I DO RIGHT NOW….ESPECIALLY ABOUT THE OCD!

ANGRY, FRUSTRATED AND DEPRESSED…….this is how I feel right now.  I have been feeling like this for at least the last three years if I am honest, but last night as I went to bed these feelings were utterly overwhelming … Continue reading

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ANOTHER SETBACK AND BODY BLOW……….I DO HAVE LYMPHOEDEMA AFTER ALL!

A week ago I had appointment at a local hospital where my worst fears were confirmed, I do indeed have a lifelong condition called lymphoedema(in my lower legs) after all. I say after all because I have had this possible … Continue reading

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ENOUGH OF THE DIABETIC SELF-PITY……THINGS COULD BE A LOT WORSE!

I know this blog is going to annoy some of my fellow diabetics out there but I can not hold my silence any longer.  At the moment I am having a terrible flare-up with my Obsessive Compulsive Disorder, a truly … Continue reading

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THE VERDICT IS DUE IN ANY MINUTE…DOES ANDY LLOYD HAVE LYMPHOEDEMA OR NOT?

JUDGE : “Members of the jury do you find the defendant Mr Andrew Lloyd guilty or not guilty of having LYMPHOEDEMA…..FOR LIFE?” Chief Juror :  “NOT GUILTY YOUR HONOUR!” Reporter : “Screams from the gallery, Andy Lloyd looks stunned in disbelief … Continue reading

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GOODNESS, GRACIOUS, GREAT BURNING LEGS OF FIRE…………AND THE RETURN OF ‘THE SINGING DECTECTIVE’!

For my next blog I had planned  in detailing how my first trip to the physiotherapists had gone. I mean, saying how I coped O.C.D wise and also if I thought they were any good. When I came back I … Continue reading

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A NIGHTMARE ON HAIRCUT STREET!

Decided last week I needed a haircut so booked an appointment for one last Friday at 3.30pm. It was going to be a test with my vomit OCD and dog dirt phobias, because I had the taxi journey there to … Continue reading

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