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 Sunday Photo: Sibling Twin Love

If you have been reading my blog you will know that this has been a very tough week for me. Truth be told, since Christmas my health in general has been all over the place. The cause of most of it has been down to high blood pressure, and the inability of my GP to regulate it properly which resulted in me having a stroke. That’s another story when it comes to my GP, and there is no point holding a grudge. I need them on my side not against me at this time. Any way, a couple days after… [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]

What have you given up for lent?

Lent is something that happens every year and it lasts 40 days. This year it started on February 14th and will end on March 29th. It always starts on Ash Wednesday and finishes on Holy Saturday over the Easter period. The idea of Lent is for Christians to reflect. It’s also a time of repentance, fasting and to prepare for Easter. Nowadays times have changed quite a bit from biblical times, possibly because we now have many more temptations, and bad habits that the human race has developed and we can consequently give up for Lent. The world has moved… [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]

First Teeth: My Sunday Photo

My twin girls turned six years old last month and one of them has finally lost one of their first teeth. Considering they have around 20 teeth each, making 40 teeth altogether, I’m surprised it didn’t happen sooner. So the other day while we were on a visit to my mums house, the girls nana, I was sitting next to R when all of sudden she was holding a tooth in her hand! I have to admit it wasn’t a huge surprise because it had been wobbling for about two weeks. We had talked to the girls about the tooth… [Read More]