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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11 September 2011 ~ 12 Comments

7 Lessons I have Learned from being Diagnosed with a Chronic Illness

  Be patient with yourself and know that you probably won’t get well overnight. It can take months and even years to experience some sense of normalcy again and some people never do, but they learn to adapt. Remember that life may never be the same again. Don’t be afraid to mourn your old life, […]






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25 January 2011 ~ 6 Comments

To Sleep Perchance to Sleep Some More or How to Sleep and Still Wake up Tired

Today, I’m writing a poem about tiredness. As many of you know from my recent article, I recently went off the birth control pill (after being on it for 15 years), which really tends to throw your hormones out of whack, causing symptoms such as temporary exhaustion and it can take between three and six […]






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14 December 2010 ~ 0 Comments

Soldier Boys

When soldier boys go out to war To places they’ve ne’er been before Their families hope Their families pray That they will see them again some day Hope is a thing that’s hard to find You need courage and strength of mind Never break down. Never give up As someday you’ll experience luck Hope brings […]






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13 December 2010 ~ 0 Comments

Hope for the Future

We live on hope And we believe What more can anyone hope to achieve? Never knowing Never showing Anxiety, hatred, frustration and pain Things we never want to feel again






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