Archive | November, 2011

28 November 2011 ~ 6 Comments

Dastardly Doctors and Fighting The Good Fight

My husband returned from seeing a liver specialist today who shouted at him and told him off for not taking the full dose of his meds because it hasn’t always been practical to take three a day, even though his levels are now excellent. It was this – as well as countless other experiences with […]






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24 November 2011 ~ 4 Comments

Happy Thanksgiving to you all! Here’s a list of things my husband Corey and I are thankful for, by Sarah Downing and Corey King

Biscuit, our fluffy ginger daughter. When we first came to Düsseldorf, it was after months of uncertainty because Corey was living and working in both the US and Germany. After over a year, he was finally given an assignment exclusively in Germany and so we were able to move to more permanent accommodation. At this […]






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13 November 2011 ~ 26 Comments

Gluten-free in Germany – tips and recommendations for this and other food intolerances

  Although this is a guide for Germany, I have chosen to write it in English because that way it will be accessible to more people. However, if there is anything you don’t understand, please feel free to ask as I speak fluent German. In my experience, German restaurants and stores are not yet as […]






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10 November 2011 ~ 12 Comments

Sassy Style Talk With AJ: You Can’t Win If You Don’t Play!, by Anita Roberts

  “Perseverance is not a long race; it is many short races one after another.” Walter Elliott   Yes, it’s a story as old as time.  Things were marvelous.  Until they weren’t. I haven’t written for B&P for months.  I felt I had nothing to say.  I have been critically ill for years, but have […]






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04 November 2011 ~ 0 Comments

5 Tips for Dealing with a New Diagnosis

  This article is dedicated to everyone who has just been diagnosed with a chronic illness, in particular those whom I know personally and have done my best to help. It is also dedicated to my dear friend Anita Roberts who never ceases to inspire me (and amaze me!) with her positive spirit and determination. […]






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