Rare disease day

28 February is Rare Disease Day so it's probably a good day for another update on my Cushing's. It's important to highlight rare diseases; yes they affect less people than the big, famous diseases such as cancer but they can be just as debilitating and life threatening, possibly more so because they don't get the … Continue reading Rare disease day

New year, new hospital

Once again it's been a while but there hasn't been very much to report so that's my excuse. I've had a couple of appointments this week so here's what the latest situation is. I had my MRI on Christmas Eve. Not the most interesting way to spend the day perhaps but it's another step forward … Continue reading New year, new hospital

Slowly losing my mind

This isn't going to be a cheerful post, you've been warned. My potential Cushing's diagnosis is slowly moving along. I met up with an endocrinologist this week for the first time; he's not the specialist that I was referred to but is part of his team and it was an encouraging first appointment. He didn't … Continue reading Slowly losing my mind

I actually quite like this one but it's still true to my point. No, we don't always recover. If I don't get back to 100% now I'll feel like an even bigger failure!

2 years on

They say time flies when you're having fun. Well I'm not sure I'd necessarily say the past 2 years have been fun but they have certainly flown. 2 years since I was diagnosed with my DVT. It's definitely been an interesting 2 years. First of all finding out about DVTs in general and how to … Continue reading 2 years on

I actually quite like this one but it's still true to my point. No, we don't always recover. If I don't get back to 100% now I'll feel like an even bigger failure!

“Illness” labels for the sake of labels

I walk to work and home most days which gives me a good hour and a half alone to just think and I come up with some very random topics sometimes. I'd like to think this is a time when I'm thinking of deep issues but most of the time I think of total rubbish! … Continue reading “Illness” labels for the sake of labels

My fitness book

Health and fitness – November 2017

I missed a month and am late for this month. Whoops! I've had a very odd month though through October; a bit up and down with my mental state as realised in my last post with some huge highs and some massive lows. However I'm pleased to report that physically things seem to be taking … Continue reading Health and fitness – November 2017

Sleepy Cat

Take time for yourself

It's so easy to look back and see what you should've done isn't it? Or take a look at the advice that at the time you knew was good but would probably be ok to ignore. You feel an obligation and put your own needs aside; sometimes this is a good thing but sometimes you … Continue reading Take time for yourself