The Art of Being Taken Seriously

Those of us with chronic illnesses or symptoms that are not yet diagnosed know how hard it is to find a healthcare professional (or even a family member, friend or colleague) who will take you seriously. We’ll have often gone through a string of doctors just trying to find the one that will listen and […]

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Internal Ultrasounds

The internal.  The dreaded internal ultrasound.  It comes as part of your gynaecology appointment as part of the assessment of your reproductive organs but is notoriously surrounded by horror stories, embarrassment and is often associated with pain. First things first, you don’t actually have to consent to having one done.  And if you choose to go ahead,  […]

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Travelling with A Grumpy Bladder (part of Interstitial Cystitis Awareness month)

Similarly to my most recent article on Chronic Pain Awareness month, Interstitial Cystitis Awareness month has its own photo challenge on social media.  Once again, it was created by a fellow spoonie, and it’s a little bit different from some of the others I’ve participated in, as each day is simply a word.  This leaves […]

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