Cubital Tunnel Syndrome

Elbows. I've always had a mixed relationship with them. As a child I was often told off because I had very pointy elbows for nudging people with! When I was 10 I fell off a horse and both fractured and dislocated my right elbow, leading to a diagnosis of arthritis just before my 18th birthday … Continue reading Cubital Tunnel Syndrome

Cushing’s surgery – 2 years on

Two years already, where has the time gone? I won't be doing such an in-depth post as I did for my 1 year anniversary; instead I'll redirect you to that post for a full run down of what my symptoms were before surgery and how they had improved and will detail below my further improvements. … Continue reading Cushing’s surgery – 2 years on

A Beginners Guide to Cushing’s

Cushing's is a weird, scary, complicated disease and as such it can be tough to get your head around it. I thought I'd have a go at an easy to understand, basic guide to try and help those going through this or just curious about it. It's based around my own experiences and research but … Continue reading A Beginners Guide to Cushing’s

Post Cushing’s Surgery – 18 months on

18 months already! It seems to have gone by so quickly. I will give an update on some of the victories and trials I've faced since my 1 year update and things I'm still learning about this disease and myself. There has also been a virtual conference held by the Pituitary Foundation in March 2021 … Continue reading Post Cushing’s Surgery – 18 months on

Ki Hara – helping my recovery – the sequel

In November 2020 I decided to try and aid my muscle and fitness recovery following Cushing's by doing Ki Hara; a type of yoga that I used to practise. With my instructor, Ellie, I have now completed 5 personal sessions and have videos of all of them that I can use to continue my progress. … Continue reading Ki Hara – helping my recovery – the sequel

(Repost) One year on

(This is an old post I’ve moved over from a blog I used to have. I wanted to get rid of the blog but save some of the posts. The original was posted on 23/03/2010.) Well it's now a year since I had my operation on my elbow. Does it seem to have improved things? … Continue reading (Repost) One year on

(Repost) Arthritis really is forever

(This is an old post I’ve moved over from a blog I used to have. I wanted to get rid of the blog but save some of the posts. The original was posted on 26/10/2009.) Well it seems as though the operation really hasn't helped me that much. I can't quite determine whether it's a … Continue reading (Repost) Arthritis really is forever

(Repost) Return to the NHS

(This is an old post I’ve moved over from a blog I used to have. I wanted to get rid of the blog but save some of the posts. The original was posted on 27/08/2009.) Well today I went to the consultant for another follow up. Once again it was a total waste of time. … Continue reading (Repost) Return to the NHS

(Repost) The glory that is the NHS

(This is an old post I've moved over from a blog I used to have. I wanted to get rid of the blog but save some of the posts. The original was posted on 02/08/2009.) Well the update has come quite a lot later than I'd promised, but here it is! I've been living with … Continue reading (Repost) The glory that is the NHS

(Repost) Elbows and horses do not mix…

…take it from me. I get asked a lot about my elbow and it can be hard remembering everything so now that it might finally be improved somewhat, I figured I’d document it. (This is an old post I've moved over from a blog I used to have. I wanted to get rid of the … Continue reading (Repost) Elbows and horses do not mix…