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!
After my recent adventures in twisty colon land I nipped off to hospital today for a follow-up gastroscopy. I wasn't nervous as I could barely remember having it done before. There was something about a throat spray but the rest of it was a blank. This, as it turns out, was because I was sedated. Into … Continue reading Gagging Order
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
Said my leaflet on Colonoscopy preparation. Those useful nuggets of information just kept on coming. I was very grumpy anyway because it was 4pm, the colonoscopy and endoscopy appointment was next day, I was starving and the only thing going into my stomach was two litres of a laxative called Moviprep. I’d bought some concentrated … Continue reading Remember! Don’t go to bed until you’ve finished going to the toilet