Deep Vein Thrombosis Awareness Month

March is national Deep-Vein Thrombosis Awareness Month, a public health initiative aimed at raising awareness of this commonly occurring medical condition and its potentially fatal complication, pulmonary embolism. What is Deep Vein Thrombosis (DVT)? DVT is a blood clot which develops in one of the deep veins in the body - usually in the leg What … Continue reading Deep Vein Thrombosis Awareness Month

World Sleep Day – 14 Ideas To Help Aid A Better Night’s Sleep

Good morning and happy Friday everyone! Today is World Sleep Day and so I thought the perfect day to share this post with you all. I have included some of my top tips, as well as some others from a few different bloggers which may be helpful as well. World Sleep Day World Sleep Day … Continue reading World Sleep Day – 14 Ideas To Help Aid A Better Night’s Sleep

Book Review – Brace Yourself by S. E. Smart

AD | Gifted Good morning and happy hump day! I was recently contacted by Sarah on Twitter (@BraceYourselfSS) who asked if I would be interested in reviewing her new book. She describes it as a work of fiction, based on her own experiences, and the main character lives with chronic illnesses including Postural Orthostatic Tachycardia … Continue reading Book Review – Brace Yourself by S. E. Smart

9 Vitamins & Supplements I Use and Recommend

AD ] Post contains gifted items The week of March 11th sees the beginning of Nutrition and Hydration Week This week is an annual event which aims to highlight, promote and celebrate improvements in the provision of nutrition and hydration locally, nationally and globally. I have previously written posts about hydration as this is especially … Continue reading 9 Vitamins & Supplements I Use and Recommend

The Hospital Diaries Days 10 to 13 – Wednesday to Saturday

Happy weekend everyone - I really hope you are all enjoying yours more than I am stuck in here. Update Unfortunately my potassium and now also magnesium levels are still crashing into my boots so I am constantly having to be hooked up to drips as well as take supplements to keep my body functioning. … Continue reading The Hospital Diaries Days 10 to 13 – Wednesday to Saturday

The Hospital Diaries Day 6 & 7 – Saturday/Sunday

Weekends in hospital are generally the worst. Unless there is a plan in place to go home, nothing much happens unless there is an emergency. Stanley Stoma seems to have woken up which is good so they are pretty satisfied that the CT which showed no kinks or blockages along my small intestine was correct. … Continue reading The Hospital Diaries Day 6 & 7 – Saturday/Sunday

The Hospital Diaries Day 2 – Tuesday

I managed a pretty decent night's sleep last night to be fair, which is good for me in hospital! Food Diary Breakfast was the only meal I photographed today as I then had to go nil by mouth for my camera tests and then only had a sandwich for tea so not very interesting! I … Continue reading The Hospital Diaries Day 2 – Tuesday

Blog Post Book Review – The Migraine Relief Plan

AD | Gifted The Migraine Relief Plan by Stephanie Weaver The Blurb An 8-Week Transition to Better Eating, Fewer Headaches, and Optimal Health In The Migraine Relief Plan, certified health and wellness coach Stephanie Weaver outlines a new, step-by-step lifestyle approach to reducing migraine frequency and severity. Using the latest research, her own migraine diagnosis, … Continue reading Blog Post Book Review – The Migraine Relief Plan

A Smear Campaign

Good morning and happy hump day! For those that don't already know, this is Cervical Cancer Prevention Week in the UK. The week aims to raise awareness of cervical cancer and the importance of smear tests. I am rather passionate about women taking up the offer of their smear tests as feel prevention is always … Continue reading A Smear Campaign

The Mental Health Tag

Good morning and happy new week. Today is officially known as Blue Monday - apparently the most depressing day of the year. Chronic Illness and Depression/Anxiety Many people don't realise that along with being diagnosed with a chronic illness, people are usually also struggling with their mental health. Having a condition which can mean you … Continue reading The Mental Health Tag