There’s a new magazine in the shops this week. It’s called What Doctors Don’t Tell You and I’m reasonably sure that no-one who reads this blog would be at all interested in reading it. If you think that you might be then try looking at the sample pages on their subscription site. It’s all complete… Continue reading What Doctors Don’t Tell You
Recently I’ve been using technology to help me lose weight. Actually, I have a bit of history of being most successful at losing weight when helped by technology – my last reasonably successful period was when the Wii Fit was launched. This time my technological friend is the Fitbit. It’s really just a supercharged pedometer.… Continue reading Fitbit and Friends
Nadine Dorries seems to be writing her blog today from about forty years ago. She’s talking about single mothers. I like the idea that we can introduce a structure that will capture 16 and 17 year old girls and teach them parenting skills, help them to acquire the knowledge which will enable them to run… Continue reading 1970 Calling
If you were reading my blog three years ago, you’ll have read several posts about my brush with a condition called Sarcoidosis. I haven’t written much about it for a few years because there hasn’t been anything interesting to say. I started taking steroids, they cured my symptoms (almost overnight) and then I spent a… Continue reading Discharged
From the “stating the bleedin’ obvious” department. Organic fruit and vegetables may be better for you than conventionally grown crops, US research suggests. I mean, really, how much research did that need?
Our bathroom scales gave up the ghost recently. Well, so would you if you had me standing on you every couple of days for ten years. But replacing them gave us a wonderful opportunity for consumer overkill. Not for us a simple set of mechanical scales. No, we bought the Tanita BC-543 Body Composition Monitor.… Continue reading On the Scales
Writing in today’s Guardian, Hugh Fearnley-Whittingstall is understandably happy to hear that McDonald’s are closing twenty-five of their UK branches. Even McDonald’s European boss, Denis Hennequin, is struggling to put a happy face on the situation: “The UK has been in negative territory for a couple of years now,” he admitted. “The brand 15 years… Continue reading I’m Loving It
I haven’t written anything about my health recently, so let’s combine that with a little rant about NHS wastage. The consultant is very happy with the way that the sarcoidosis is going and wants to slowly cut out my steroids. We’re doing this by taking 3mg a day for four weeks then 2mg a day… Continue reading NHS Waste
Back St. George’s this morning. This time for a bone densitometry examination. This is just a safety measure as the steroids I’m on can reduce the calcium in your bones and lead to osteoporosis. I’m on a calcium supplement to counter that but it’s always good to know for sure.
I spent last night back in St George’s Hospital. Yesterday evening I started getting a bad pain in my stomach. It got so bad that at about 11pm my wife called an ambulance and they took me to A&E (my first ride in an ambulance!) Why do these things always happen at night? By the… Continue reading Hospital Again