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]

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]

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]

Life’s Not A Rehearsal 

About four weeks ago I started to feel unwell and I was sure it was a water infection. I’ve suffered from this about four times already this year. I’m not sure why I’m so prone to them, but unfortunately I am. On this particular occasion it was strange because I was getting a lot of groin pain. This has taught me a very important life lesson. First of all here is a little bit about my health scare. About 3 years ago I was diagnosed with an enlarged prostate. Thankfully that’s all it was and it was something I had… [Read More]

What my daughters sickness has taught me

It’s the early hours of the morning, whilst the world and everybody around me sleeps. I lay on a hospital bed awake next to one of my four year old twin girls, M. It has made me reflect on the experiences of the last few days. What these days have taught me is that no matter where you are, your children can be so very fragile. We don’t see this when they are healthy and full of energy. However it becomes more obvious when they’re lying on a hospital bed. It has also taught me to value every single moment with… [Read More]

When your child ends up in hospital very sick

In just 48 hours it’s amazing how easily your life can be turned upside down. Especially when it involves your children. It started with M not feeling well and in all honesty it looked like she just had a common cold. On this particular morning she went to nursery with her twin sister R and came home at lunchtime as normal, then it changed she didn’t want her lunch and became tired and started to sleep very rapidly.  My wife took her to the doctors as she wasn’t very well. The GP diagnosed a throat infection and prescribed antibiotics so… [Read More]