Medical MondaysLeschi Warming Pillow: Noah The Fox

Noah the FoxThis Medical Mondays Post is a little different from my usual posts, but I have done something similar before (which can be found here)… this week I’m going to be “reviewing” something that my mum got me for my birthday – a neck & shoulder warming pillow in the form of a fox!

All the photos used in this post have been lifted from the Amazon purchase page.

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PIP Medical Assessment

A few weeks ago I had my PIP Medical Assessment – for any of you who don’t know, PIP stands for personal independent payment & is the new form of benefits for those with disabilities in the UK. When you apply for PIP you have to fill out a long form about how your disability affects you, provide contact information for any doctors or specialists that will be able to help explain your personal situation, & you must also attend an assessment where a medical professional assesses you & how your disability affects you.

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Medical MondaysMedical Goals for 2018

This is my first Medical Monday post of the New Year so it only makes sense that I use it to set myself some medical goals for the upcoming year. My first goal is to get more active – something that is already happening because of my new job. I would also love to start swimming/hydrotherapy properly; possibly going weekly, to help myself get stronger & to help my muscles relax after hard weeks at work.  Continue reading

Medical MondaysElsa

Elsa 1I genuinely can’t believe that I haven’t done this post before, because now that I think about it, it seems like this should have been one of the first things I ever discussed in this series. Yes, it is about my dog. My gorgeous Alaskan Malamute Elsa has helped medicate me just as much as my anti-depressants, pain killers & antibiotics have done in the past three years & I genuinely would be lost without her.

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Medical MondaysCaroline’s Story

This week’s Medical Monday post has been written by a very good online friend of mine; every day is a battle for Caroline due to multiple conditions, but this time she wanted to share her experience with a condition called Mast Cell Activation Syndrome (MCAS). MCAS isn’t a very well-known condition & it’s caused a lot of heartache for Caroline & her family so I’m really grateful that she’s written about it for this series.

This is Caroline’s story…

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Medical MondaysSwimming

This post is a day late as I was super sleepy all weekend & yesterday; ironically the reason I was so worn out was because of the topic of today’s post! On Friday, myself & fellow Spoonie (& good friend of mine) Emma (who you can find over at elcscience) went to our local hydrotherapy pool & had a fabulous time, so I thought I’d write about it on here!

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Useful Apps

This week’s Medical Mondays post is going to be a little bit different to normal; instead of someone’s story or one of my own experiences I thought I would put together a list of apps that are useful to Spoonies; the list includes apps that help us to remember to take our medication to apps that help you find your nearest hospital!

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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 MondaysFibromyalgia

This week I want to talk about another one of my conditions, Fibromyalgia! Fibromyalgia seems to be the most common condition I’ve got, as I see a lot of people talking about their struggles with it on Twitter… For me, this diagnosis was one of those ones that makes you realise that things about you that you thought were normal, actually aren’t so “normal”. 

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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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