Sum-Up SundaysNovember

This is the second time I’ve done a Sum-Up Sunday post; for anyone who didn’t see last month’s post, this series is posted on the first Sunday of every month & covers whatever month has just ended. In the posts I talk about the books I’ve read over the last month, what’s gone on in my health & a few bits about the rest of my life. Continue reading

Medical Mondays
My Return

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I’m back! …well, sort of. I decided to take a week off from posting as the renal infection I was recovering from had totally wiped me out, unfortunately I still appear to have that infection; so although I’m back, I may not be posting as much as I have been recently. Keep reading to find out a bit more about my time away!

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Medical Mondays

Interstitial Cystitis

Today’s Medical Mondays post is going to be about one of my more recent diagnoses. Interstitial Cystitis is a bladder condition that is similar to the more well known condition of Cystitis, but instead of being curable & temporary, Interstitial Cystitis is incurable & permanent, but treatable.

This post will include digital illustrations of a medical nature.

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Save Our NHS

nye bevan quote-1 (3)Yesterday afternoon, at around 16:10 I took myself to Accident and Emergency. Over 6 hours later, I got home at 22:51.

I arrived at the hospital with a sample of urine and the knowledge, after taking a home test, that it was very likely I had a kidney infection. I have been advised by specialists that, due to my medical history, renal infections could cause serious damage to my bladder and/or kidneys and in the past, this has been respected by the hospital staff and I have been hooked up to IV antibiotics within an hour of arriving… Yesterday it took over five hours for me to be given IV antibiotics. The doctor treating me was wonderful and was shocked when she found out how long, after receiving my urine test results back from pathology, I had been forced to wait to be given my antibiotics. Other than that, my personal experience wasn’t that bad, but what I witnessed was.

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