The Feel of a Target on our Backs

Thoughts on the latest benefits reform…what does targeting the poor really do for the government.

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It’s never "JUST" IBS…the campaign

Why people need to sign the IBS Network’s petition.

My Gluten Free Journey

My journey to becoming gluten free and on a low FODMAP diet.

The Frustrations of Searching for a Diagnosis

I’ve previously discussed how my bowel condition has caused untold grief, taking twenty years for me to get a GP to listen to me and refer me to a Gastro specialist and that since being under the consultant things haven’t gone smoothly.The tests I have had have now gone into double figures, and I have…… Continue reading The Frustrations of Searching for a Diagnosis

Pain, Pain, and More Pain

“If I can’t feel, if I can’t move, if I can’t think, and I can’t care, then what conceivable point is there in living?” ― Kay Redfield Jamison, An Unquiet Mind: A Memoir of Moods and MadnessAm in so much pain the past few days. A reminder that my body is attacking me from the…… Continue reading Pain, Pain, and More Pain

Adjusting My Life

Being sick is hard, it is hard for anybody at any time regardless of who they are and what their circumstances. Having suffered with depression and later bipolar disorder being “sick” has been a part of my life since I can remember, albeit the kind of sick that many people frown on and question wanting physical proof of the illness.

Coeliac Awareness Week

It’s a popular week for awareness for conditions which affect me! With mental health awareness and also gluten free awareness happening this week!Coeliac Awareness Week was set up by Coeliac UK who campaign for and with sufferers of Coeliac Disease in the UK. Now while I have a gluten allergy and not coeliac disease. I…… Continue reading Coeliac Awareness Week

When Does Good News Feel Bad

The first time I went to see a Doctor about my bowel it was 1993, and I was almost 14. I had been experiencing agonising pain, bloating, and so on and so forth. My doctor quickly dismissed me as having Irritable Bowel Syndrome (IBS) and so began twenty years of negotiation with GP’s about how ill…… Continue reading When Does Good News Feel Bad