Doctors, Medications How Life Has Changed This Year

My life seems to be a circle of doctors appointments, having blood taken at regular intervals and the constant thought of have I taken my medications today, which I find incredibly irritating. Life this year has changed for me beyond what I thought it would. It’s a strange feeling because I no longer feel like me. I’m not the man I was, and I don’t mean that in an alpha male way. My confidence has taken a hit this year and I think all the time, what next? This has all stemmed from having a stroke earlier this year. Physically,… [Read More]

What Is New for Hair Loss Treatment?

In the last 50 years, a number of methods and drugs have been invested to treat pattern hair loss (a condition that develops in almost 80 percent of Caucasian men). However, only a few of these methods have been proven to work. As of 2017, Minoxidil and Finasteride uk were the only two drugs approved by the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) for the treatment of male pattern hair loss. Over the years, there have been modern developments in hair loss treatment. A New Drug in the Work In the coming months, there could be a new drug for treating… [Read More]

Getting Family To Talk About Cancer

In my experience I find it incredible to believe how many families find it difficult to deal with and talk about cancer. Even after all the campaigns to make people aware of cancer, there still seems to be a stigma to it, and talking about it openly and easily discussing the treatments and how best to deal with those treatments when it involves a loved one, finding the right words of comfort can be very difficult. When you find out that a family member has been diagnosed with cancer, most people will think straight away of lung or cervical cancer,… [Read More]

Our Body Weight. Are We Missing The Point?

A few years ago there was uproar over size zero models, and rightly so, especially as our teenager children were most likely watching this on social media, and could of easily start to believe that it is perfectly normal to be so underweight, which of course it’s not. We have since come full circle and now it seems just like society was trying to normalise being underweight, people are now trying to normalise being obese, because let’s be honest that’s what it is, morbidly obese. I hear and read the same old statement: “I’m happy with the way I am”…. [Read More]

I Just Don’t Feel The Man I Was

Since I had a stroke earlier this year so much has changed about the way I feel about myself. It’s difficult to pinpoint exactly when and how I have changed, I just don’t feel the same. With the year of ill-health I have experienced it has made me put my life in perspective, but it has also left me feeling battered and bruised from the whole experience. Life just has a habit sometimes of kicking you between the legs when you least expect it. Many aspects of my life have changed and coming to terms with those changes is so… [Read More]

How Your Looks Change As You Get Older

Growing up I never once thought about how much your body, in particular your hair would change. When you are in your twenties and thirties, well to be quite honest, nothing really changes. Then you have children and settle into a comfortable, domesticated lifestyle, and when children are introduced to your lifestyle, well in all honesty you don’t have the time or inclination to look after yourself in the way you should. Most of the reason behind this has to be sleep deprivation. When the children are asleep all you’ll find yourself wanting to do is catch up on the… [Read More]

My Health This Year. It’s Been Difficult To Accept

Yesterday saw me having to have yet another visit to my GP. This has become a common occurrence this year, and if I am brutally honest I have had enough of doctors, surgeries and hospitals. For around two to three days I have been having pains in my chest around the area where my little old heart is. This is not particularly unusual because since I had my stroke those pains come and go on a regular basis. It’s weird how you adjust your mind to accept things that your body does, and then you consider it normal. The truth… [Read More]

Controlling My Medication With My PlanSmart Medication Chart

Since I had a stroke a couple of months ago there have been changes that I have had to make to lots of aspects of my life and lifestyle. Changes that I didn’t think I was going to be making, but if I want to keep going a bit longer and watch all of my children grow up and settle in their lives, it simply was a no-brainer. One of first things that needed changing was to give up smoking. This has not been an easy task for me, because I’m a life long smoker, but thankfully where I live… [Read More]