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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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17 YEARS AGO TODAY MY DAD DIED, BUT THE PAIN OF LOSING HIM WILL LIVE WITH ME FOREVER!

October 31st 1998 was without doubt the worst day of my life so far.  It was worse than when I got told by a doctor twelve months later, that I needed an investigation to make sure I did not have … 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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CRIPPLED…………………….WITH FEAR! MY CONTINUING AWFUL STRUGGLE WITH OCD!

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 entire being is CRIPPLED with anxiety and fear? Fear about confronting the day ahead because you … 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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BOTH PALS AND MY GP ARE ON MY SIDE! (LYMPHOEDEMA DIAGNOSIS UPDATE).

Monday was a relatively big day for me on the ‘get me better front’.  If you read my last blog then you will have discovered how I had recently been given two opposing opinions by two Vascular Consultants…..in the space … 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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