I know that I have sustenance at the moment through soft, flat food. It's not exciting but it's kept me going while waiting for surgery. Now hay surgery is in 4 days (argh!) and I'm making a wish list of foods I miss. Fruit and vegetables it seems. Just a good old plate of salad. … Continue reading I Miss Food
Do You Think You Have Coeliac Disease?
DON'T GIVE UP GLUTEN YET! Logically, when you think your body reacts badly to something it should be cut out of your diet - right? Wrong. I made this mistake. Let me explain. Back in 2014, I was suffering from awful stomach issues, a number of people said "Have you tried giving up gluten? Your issues … Continue reading Do You Think You Have Coeliac Disease?
When You Hear the Sound of Hooves, Think Horses, Not Zebras
This is what medical students are taught about the diagnosis process. Start at the most common and work your way down to the rare diagnoses. It was first coined by Dr Theodore Woodward, a professor at the University of Maryland School of Medicine during the 1940's and it is still used during medical teaching. Even … Continue reading When You Hear the Sound of Hooves, Think Horses, Not Zebras
Transit Study – The In’s and Out’s
Excuse the very obvious pun, but I thought the title was apt. Especially on this topic. WARNING: Bodily functions discussed in a bit more detail than is discussed over a family dinner. Since my appendectomy in 2013, I have had gastrointestinal issues - the worst one being constipation. Yes. That is where this post is … Continue reading Transit Study – The In’s and Out’s
You can’t be ill if you can…
How many of us have heard this? You can't have trouble with food... You don't look it. You can't be in chronic pain... You did Tough Mudder. You can't just dislocate your joints... that would be sore! You can't have anxiety... you're so normal. We've heard people say this before. It's hard to hear, even … Continue reading You can’t be ill if you can…