Category: Health

‘Good To Talk’

Today is the World Health Organisation’s World Health Day 2017. The focus for this year’s World Health Day is depression. The WHO are running a year long campaign to raise awareness of depression and promote the slogan ‘good to talk’. Close to 10% of…

Stoma Mail

When I had first had my operation one of the most amazing things was the support I received from people in the IBD and Ostomy communities. From the visit from wonderful Lauren from Purple Wings, to mailed gifts from far and wide to so…

To Reverse Or Not To Reverse, That Is The Question

When my stoma was formed last year, my surgeon told me that there was a possibility of a reversal in the future. There are many factors for me that will influence whether this could go ahead including the medication I am on and have…

Autism Awareness Week

This week has been World Autism Awareness Week, culminating in World Autism Awareness Day tomorrow (Sunday April 2nd). About 700,000 in the UK alone are on the autism spectrum (including Asperger’s Syndrome). It affects how a person communicates with and relates to others and…

Appointments Galore!

Good evening! Had a busy couple of days at the hospital this week and it’s not over yet. Yesterday I had an appointment for a DEXA bone scan. They scan your hips and back and from that can assess the state of your bones….