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?
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
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
Last Friday, I felt low and I couldn't focus on much. I pottered in the house, went for a scheduled x-ray and generally went through the motions of the day. As I do most days. However, on Friday my mind was sluggish and my emotions flat. I knew from previous experience that this was the … Continue reading World Health Day – Depression
Considering "spinal fusion" to treat spondylolitic pondylolisthesis.
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But we've been busy with doing up the house and medical appointments. It's getting there. The house. The medical side is too. I have a lovely walk in wardrobe now with lots of storage, we both have our individual desks in the study. James with his awesome handmade guitar rack and me with a place … Continue reading It’s Been a Long Time…
Today is a bad day. I've had to relocate my ankle and shoulder quite a few times. Only the right ones. My right hip is refusing to relocate. No matter how I contort or the quantity of physiotherapy I do. It remains just out of the socket. I've been sick quite a few times. I … Continue reading So Tired
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…
For quite a while now - but more since my recent diagnosis with my jaw I have heard the name Ehlers-Danlos Syndrome (Joint Hypermobility Syndrome) being thrown in my general direction. Specifically the Hypermobility type. From what I have read I am able to more or less tick all the boxes especially the joint related … Continue reading Ehlers Danlos Syndrome