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No News Isn’t Always Good News

20Jul

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

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 is the pancreas?

16May

An icon to represent a conversation about where and what the pancreas is

Why is it easy to recall the location and purpose of some organs and more difficult for others? Perhaps it is because you can see a person breathing, or can hear someone’s heartbeat. The pancreas may work quietly in the body … Continue reading

  

13 symptoms never to ignore

7Sep

Dont-ignore

A large number of people have a habit of ignoring potentially serious symptoms. This may have dire consequences for the individuals concerned as delays in diagnosing cancer can lead to disastrous outcomes in terms of treatment and potential cure. There … Continue reading

  

When Did I Need Help?

9Aug

Rosacea

When it comes to this question, the answer for all three of my conditions seems to be “months before I actually tried to get any”. It’s pretty much the case of everyone I meet, a total reversal of hypochondriacs and … Continue reading

  

The Critical Role of Line Managers

1Jul

I am often asked what is the most important factor in helping people return to work after cancer. Clearly a lot depends on the diagnosis, the stage that the cancer is at, and the kind of work the individual does. … Continue reading

  

Is a diagnosis necessarily a good thing?

13May

A neurologist is quoted on an online forum as saying to someone who was impatient about the fact that it was taking her so long to obtain a diagnosis: ‘no diagnosis is better than a wrong diagnosis’. So here we … Continue reading

  

Food allergy in children

31Mar

There has been a huge increase in the occurrence of food allergy in children in the UK over the last 20 years and about 1 in 20 children are now affected. The NHS has published new NICE guidelines on the … Continue reading