Oops I did it again

Oops I did it again

Crap. It happened again. In contrast to the ‘fake news’ I published earlier on Facebook showing photos of delicious food depicting a fab night out – the truth is quite a different story.

I booked a surprise birthday dinner for my boyfriend at Vanilla Black restaurant. Something a little bit fancier than our local (but equally fabulous) Turkish restaurant.  Continue reading “Oops I did it again”

Mexico on steroids

Mexico on steroids

Our Christmas trip to Mexico was planned way back in the summer but by the time it came around I was dreading it. And not because Trump says it’s full of murderers and rapists. 🙄

Since I fell unconscious at my birthday dinner in September, I developed a blood infection which for anyone with RA means more than just a few days of antibiotics – more like 2 months of antibiotics. Continue reading “Mexico on steroids”

My birthday trip to A&E

My birthday trip to A&E

I often get told I ‘look so well’. This is a story about how a birthday dinner can quickly turn into a trip to A&E when you have an autoimmune condition (or in my case several).

I don’t always organise something for my birthday but this year I thought I would. I have to admit though, by the time the date came around, I wasn’t in the most sociable of moods as another autoimmune condition of mine Continue reading “My birthday trip to A&E”

Published on Horizon 2020

Published on Horizon 2020

I’m delighted to have my latest blog How Brexit affects my health, your health, the health of the UK republished by Horizon 2020 Funding! Horizon 2020 is the largest EU Programme for Research and Innovation in science and technology. In my article I note the importance of this funding to our advancement in an ever increasing and exciting world of technology and innovation – in every area of science from medicine to green tech. Continue reading “Published on Horizon 2020”

Don’t Take Chemotherapy, Eat This Apple Instead

Don’t Take Chemotherapy, Eat This Apple Instead

As I sit here taking my weekly chemotherapy, I have just finished reading an article by Chanel White Dear Person Giving Me Unsolicited Medical Advice. Chanel has previously written an article raising awareness of the many autoimmune illnesses which are treated with chemotherapy. She initially wrote this article because she was fed up of people telling her she didn’t need it or that it couldn’t possibly be proper chemo because she didn’t have cancer! Continue reading “Don’t Take Chemotherapy, Eat This Apple Instead”

On my Last Legs to see The Last Leg

On my Last Legs to see The Last Leg

Now who doesn’t love The Last Leg? I have certainly watched it since it first aired alongside the stunning 2012 Paralympics – cue: Public Enemy’s ‘Harder Than You Think’! The year the wonderfully enlightened question arose; ‘if the Paralympians can do that then why can’t all disabled people?’ Umm the same reason the average able-bodied person cannot outrun Usain Bolt perhaps? Because he is an athlete? 🤔 Continue reading “On my Last Legs to see The Last Leg”