Do You Trust Your GP’s Practice?

Regular readers of my blog will know that I have been suffering from high blood pressure since Christmas. This has resulted in two incidents of me being hospitalised, and on the second occasion this resulted in me having a stroke, which, as I have written, was a very scary and frightening experience. My open question is, could it all have been avoided? I think it could have been had my GP’s practice just taken a bit more time to monitor me properly, instead of giving me a tablet and sending me on my way, because quite honestly it wasn’t good… [Read More]

Getting Therapy To Help With Your Mental Health

Mental health is still seen as a subject not to be talked about. Consequently this means that so many people suffer in silence. There is a definite stigma attached to the fact that you may have mental health issues, however the amount of people suffering from depression is huge. Sadly so often people don’t realise how difficult it is to live with depression, and although people’s attitudes towards depression is changing, there is still a belief that it is not a health condition that needs treatment, but it’s simply not a case of putting a smile on your face, pulling… [Read More]

My Mental State After My 24 Hours In Resus

It has been a few days since I spent my 24 hours in resus, and the reality of what happened to me having a stroke at my age has started to mess with my head. It’s been very difficult to come to terms with the thought that this could have been so much more serious, and I could have been left in a condition that would have affected my quality of life. Thankfully it hasn’t, but it has given me a warning that my lifestyle has to change. The thought of being a burden to my wife and children is… [Read More]

My 24 Hours In Resus

The last 24 hours of my life have taught me how very fragile life can be, and how quickly you can go from being a fit and healthy person and then at the speed of light how quickly you can become very ill and this is without little or no notice. On Monday evening just gone I was sitting on the sofa watching TV with my wife, when around 8 o’clock I started to feel strange, but I couldn’t quite put my finger on it. I just didn’t feel right. I can only put it down to the fact that… [Read More]

Ways you are Cutting your Life Short (Without Even Knowing it)

If you are worried that you are not living your life to the full or if you know that you just don’t make the effort to look after yourself and you want to do something about this then it is more than possible for you to make the change. You could extend your life by years by just taking the time to look after yourself. Eating Junk Food Chips really are the enemy. You can choose to bake them instead of frying them but at the end of the day, your body just doesn’t need them. You know full well… [Read More]

Addictive Personality

The addictive personality is a difficult one to work out. Why are some people more prone to it than others? My own personality has always been very addictive and through my life I have had this confirmed on many occasions. My earliest memories of having an addictive personality was when I was about 13 years old. I tried a cigarette, and sadly I never gave up, and still smoke to this day. This is something I need to address now before they could kill me or at the very least give me cancer. When I started to go out clubbing… [Read More]

Run WIFE! Run

It’s not often I write about my wife, but I felt this couldn’t be left unsaid in relation to her achievements with her running. This recently culminated in being picked as just one of ten runners in South Wales to be a part of Team Brecon Carreg, and believe me when I say it’s an awesome achievement. It really is, and throughly deserved. My wife started to run about 12 months ago seriously, and started to enter races and decided to train for the Cardiff half marathon. To start running and training for any race whether it be a 5k,… [Read More]

Staying Healthy For The Whole Family

When it comes to teaching your family to stay as healthy as possible, it can be difficult to get the point across. Introducing the topic to little ones can be hard to keep them to sit still for, and even with older children, being in the prime of life can numb them to reality ensuing. However, when it comes to you at the head of your family staying healthy, there’s a lot that can be done. When you’re a parent, you’ll do anything for your kids. And often enough that can mean staying as healthy as possible for their sake…. [Read More]