Category: Health and Wellbeing

I might be fat but I’m still f**king awesome

I’m on the train on my way home from a birthday meal. I’m now a 41-year-old woman and a size 20/22. Please make yourself comfortable while I tell you the story of a 16-year-old girl who was a size 16 and convinced she was grotesque. I remember vividly wanting to …

What has the NHS ever done for you?

No really? What has the NHS ever done for you? I mean, let’s start with your birth, I suspect your mother had access to a GP, maybe midwife. You were likely born in a hospital and even if you weren’t I would guess that a medical professional was at the …

12 things Crohn’s sufferers wish you knew

Crohn’s often pops up in the news these days, which is great for highlighting the disease. More and more celebrities are being open about living with the disease and the side effects of the medication, which is not easy given the common misconceptions attached to Crohn’s. I was diagnosed almost …

Crohn’s disease, a parent’s experience

You may have already read my accounts of living with Crohn’s if not you can find them collectively here. In light of the fact that Crohn’s is back in the news again today, thanks to Dynamo, I spoke to my mum and my partner, Vince, this morning and suggested that they …

10 Things I wish I had known before I turned forty

I am FORTY next week.  Apart from going on about it quite a lot I’m not really that bothered.  Age is just a number and if you’re only as old as the man you’re feeling then you can subtract 7 years – oh yes!  It has got me thinking a …

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