(Repost) Communication

(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 31/07/2009.) Too few people communicate these days. They may seem to be constantly on their mobile phones, texting and calling, or … Continue reading (Repost) Communication

(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…

Ki Hara – helping my recovery

I recently read a few medical studies regarding regaining strength following Cushing's. The study found most of the participants lost grip strength and leg muscle function and that with no deliberate intervention following surgical remission, this did not improve. I have decided to try and fight that and will document my progress on this blog. … Continue reading Ki Hara – helping my recovery

The Clawing Cat that is Cushing’s

Just for fun I came up with an analogy to help people understand just how much damage Cushing's can cause, how long it takes to heal from it and what it gets replaced with. I decided to think of Cushing's as a particularly grumpy cat that loves to claw at you. You're stuck in a … Continue reading The Clawing Cat that is Cushing’s

World Thrombosis Day

World Thrombosis Day 2020

Today, 13th October, is World Thrombosis Day, the day that people try to raise awareness of blood clots. Not enough is known about them in among the general public despite the fact they are quite common and can be very deadly. In fact they kill more people than AIDs, breast cancer and car crashes combined … Continue reading World Thrombosis Day 2020

Post Cushing’s Surgery – 1 year on

It's been one whole year since my pituitary tumour that was causing Cushing's was removed by the amazing (and famous!) Mr Ahmed and as such I'm now in remission. We're never considered cured as there is around a 30% recurrence rate and it's not an easy recovery, nor are we guaranteed to recover 100%. However … Continue reading Post Cushing’s Surgery – 1 year on