Bette, Yellow, Banshee and Raccoon

Back in October I woke up in hospital after being unconscious for two days. The last thing I remember was sitting at my laptop and looking through the open French doors. White sheets drying. When I woke it was dark. There was a keen smell of something sharp and my arm was attached to a … Continue reading Bette, Yellow, Banshee and Raccoon

Private healthcare features photos of people smiling for no apparent reason!

The site I'm looking at is Kaiser Permanente, so-called because you'll be 'permanentely' bankrupt if you have to use them.  It's the one you might not have heard much about because apart from The Guardian and The Mirror, the papers tend not to shout about it.  Tom Pride's website does which is why I've added … Continue reading Private healthcare features photos of people smiling for no apparent reason!

Things not to say to a person with Crohns or colitis

I’ve recently been diagnosed with Crohns.   It’s a new landscape and I’ve a lot to learn.  Like there are side-effects. To Crohns.  Not only do I have a condition – it has sucky side effects too!  Like mouth ulcers.  (A daily mouthwash with Corsodyl seems to help).  And anaemia because Crohns doesn’t make you … Continue reading Things not to say to a person with Crohns or colitis

Ulcerative Colitis: Crippling pain, bleeding and crap jokes

The pain suddenly morphed into nausea and my mouth soured as I vomited copiously. Odd what goes through you head – I suddenly realised why I dislike those poncy ‘foams’ that are perched onto your food in post restaurants – they reminded me of when you have nothing left in your stomach but are still being sick.