rich emollient used in the management of eczema, psoriasis and other dry skin conditions.

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Lowen Puckey

About Lowen Puckey

Hello! I'm Lowen. Living with osteoarthritis, endometriosis, hypoglycaemia, chronic migraines and anxiety, I am a parent to a teen with severe autism and epilepsy. I use my professional background in research to find sound information on living positively with chronic illness and disability @ Trivial facts about me include: I live in New Zealand, have 2 children, 3 cats and 1 husband, blog full time (x3), am a Potterhead, a Science Fiction Nut and collect every-day wear vintage clothing. I used to paint but since my hands have given up on me, I am learning photography and computer art (very slowly!). My name, Lowen, means ‘happy’ in Cornish. Lowena, which I sometimes use online, means ‘happiness’. It is the meaning of Life! (cap intended). If you are interested in living positively, come this way and let's build awesome ideas together!

No News Isn’t Always Good News


question mark inside a speech bubble expressing bad communication between doctor and patient when searching for a diagnosis ©

Struggling to find a diagnosis in a health system that doesn’t care as much as it should… It’s been exactly six months and three days since I first visited my Rheumatologist with hands that were sore and unable to do … Continue reading


What a Good Relationship With Your Doctor Looks Like


Cup of tea, glasses and an x-ray form, to illustrate getting good medical help ©

Have you ever walked out of an appointment with your GP and wondered what you paid all that money for? Have you ever felt like they didn’t really listen, palmed you off, even scoffed at your symptoms? Getting good medical … Continue reading