Me in a snapshot

I am frequently asked how so much has happened to one person, and when it all happened! I thought it might be easier to give a quick snapshot with a timeline. I have hyperlinked where there is a corresponding blog entry, if you are so inclined. 0-16 1993-2009: HAPPY AS LARRY. Besides childhood asthma, honestly […]

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Genetic testing results – the best possible ending to my year!

There aren’t enough superlatives to describe how happy I am that this year is nearly over. It started in March with an excruciating flare of my lymphocytic enterocolitis, and rolled into April with laser surgery on my dysplasia. A couple of days later I ended up in the ICU with hypokalaemic paralysis (which led to […]

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~ Neutrophilicious ~

Well, well, well. I did say I wouldn’t update this blog again until I had neutrophils, and now I have NEUTROPHILS!!! As I’m sure you’re already well aware if you’re reading this, because I have shouted it emphatically at anyone and everyone within physical and digital hearing range. Not only have I had neutrophils for […]

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Hiccups, perspective & resilience

Hi everyone 🙋, I’m going to preface this blog post by letting you know I never planned on writing it. I have told myself repeatedly over the past weeks that it would not be good for my mental health to blog about what is happening to my body. But I wanted to update you all […]

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Welcome to the family – CVID?!

Wow, I have had one of those weeks. No – not one of those weeks where you mess everything up at work, then drunkenly message boys you should not be drunkenly messaging before eating a whole pizza and a box of donuts (I can do this and I am not even ashamed). No, not that type. […]

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Post surgery musings

This week I had another of my all-too frequent reminders of my wafer-thin mortality. Even with so many things wrong with me, it’s amazing how my problems seem to fade into the background between specialist appointments – not that I’m not constantly aware that I have them but against the backdrop of my busy life it’s […]

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