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I AM NO LONGER ASHAMED OR EMBARRASSED TO ADMIT THAT I HAVE OCD!

To mark World Mental Health Day, October 10th 2017, I thought I would do a blog about me no longer being ashamed or embarrassed at openly admitting that I suffer with OCD! About six to seven years ago, I was … Continue reading

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SUFFERING FROM ILL HEALTH CAN BE HEARTBREAKING AND SOUL DESTROYING AT TIMES, ESPECIALLY WHEN NOT EVERYBODY BELIEVES YOU!

“You sure you’re not getting obsessed with your bits”?  A GP said this to me once. “I think we discussed this last time how you’re maybe getting obsessed with your blood sugars”.  A Diabetic Nurse said this to me once. … 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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TWO RUDDY DOCTORS WITH TOTALLY OPPOSITE OPINIONS…….SADLY IT LOOKS LIKE I HAVE LYPHOEDEMA AFTER ALL!

ME : (somewhat perplexed) “So do I need this manual lymph drainage or not now”? VASCULAR CONSULTANT NO2 : (shouty) “YOU DO NOT HAVE LYPHOEDEMA”! These two lines above were actually said when I had a follow-up consultation with a … Continue reading

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INFORMATIVE, INSIGHTFUL AND INVOLVING…LOUIS THEROUX AT HIS BEST! ‘Louis Theroux : Transgender Kids’. A Review.

When documentary film maker Louis Theroux educates, entertains and also emotively covers a certain subject, then I think you will pretty hard pressed to find a better documentary.  This is what he indeed did last Sunday on BBC2 when he … Continue reading

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