NB: This blog is my personal experience with chronic illness, disability and exercise and is not substitute for professional advice. Staying fit when you have a chronic illness or disability can be difficult. I know from past experience that maintaining my physical fitness does improve my overall health, both physically and mentally. Especially mentally. My […]
One of my favourite accomplishments of being a Physio is when I’ve been able to help someone whose “stuck” and has been for ages and didn’t even realise he or she was holding them self back…..
I have spent most of my knee injury journey putting a positive spin on things, so when I was asked recently (on more than one occasion) was I making this whole thing up, you can image my reaction! In response to my most recent 7 month vlog update, I have received the following comments:
THE SURGEON WHO SINGS………………… from It’s a Rum Life “in France” 2018 Intro This whole story came about through another accident. It must be more than four years ago now that we decided to sell our Loire Barque. They are like a very long punt and very heavy. They are the traditional craft of the […]
While allergies is a simplistic way to view her symptoms, it’s the best way to describe what’s going on with poor Ella. Hair loss, itching, dull coat, lack of enthusiasm, dry skin, skin lesions, red ears are symptoms that have shown up one by one, several combined and all at once for poor Small. Issues […]
My journey starts off like well everybody else’s. You’ll read about how my life changes over the years, a lot of injuries, a few nice moments and well it gets dark, darker and damn right horrible so please read on. Some of my lowest moments that have haunted me for over a massive period of […]
Having had a knee replacement 8 years ago which hasn’t had the desired result, I have exhausted most of what conventional medicine can offer me. Painkillers don’t touch it unless I’m dosed up on opiates, physio to increase my mobility just makes it more swollen and painful, my exercise bike at home fills me with […]
Last weekend Liz and I went to Nyanza, which is the town where King’s Palace museum is and a bus ride away from Butare/Huye which I wanted to visit! Her friend kindly welcomed us into her home for two nights in Nyanza which we were so thankful for! I took a day trip there from […]
A giant mixed bag of a post covering the European Elections, other recent developments in my life, cricket and liberally equipped with photographs.
Whilst many scoff at this image, it is an excellent way to find out what women are complaining about (prolapse wise) when they stand up I am writing this long blog in response to an increased level of anxiety over the past couple of years in patients about their pelvic organ prolapse (POP). Over […]
Below is a piece I wrote a few years back about my health, and is an important part of my story. As I sit here in yet another waiting room, my heart rate is rapidly increasing and the chatter around is me growing fainter, as the drawn out ‘tick…tick’ of the clock fills the […]