We've all started to get used to being pretty much told what we can and can't do in the United Kingdom in relation to our own choices during leisure time - from kids in the playground no longer being able to buy chocolate or high-sugar foods from the tuck shop, to being told (even though the Government highly publicised it as an amazing thing a few decades ago) that smoking is bad and should be pretty much outlawed.
However one grumble I have is with alcohol. Now I have a strong stomach... [read more]
So I spent most of the early hours of this morning randomly browsing the internet (as I usually do when I'm feeling tired) and I came across a website called Respect Yourself, ran by Warwickshire County Council's Respect Yourself Campaign Team, NHS Warwickshire. Basically it's a website offering absolutely *loads* of information to people about sexual health.
Now I know, from previous experience, that usually the leaflets you see in the doctors or at sexual health clinics (when you go for your regular check up - which you SHOULD be doing - even if you haven't engaged in any sexual relations... [read more]
I cannot believe it's February already and we're on our 32nd day into 2013! Thinking about it, we're only 4 days away from being a tenth of the way through the year and what have I done with the start of 2013? Nothing. Was I suppose to? Yes!
I had high hopes and aspirations for 2013. In my head I saw this year - after last years amazing events to turn myself around and stop being the slob that I am, sort myself out, get a job, get stable (not a horse type of stable), look after myself a lot more... [read more]
Well I went to the doctors surgery earlier as it was Open Surgery (so no appointment is needed, just first come, first serve) ... other than having to wait a whole 2 hours to be seen, then once I'd got called in, it only lasted about 5 minutes.
I went in and basically explained to the nurse that I have Pectus Excavatum and that it's recently been starting to give me grief. She asked what stuff is happening and I explained it all to her - about the pains here and there, the discomfort, etc.. etc.. and she then listened to... [read more]
For the past few months my chest has started playing up. Not just a tiny bit, but about 5-6 times a week. The things that keep happening are quick sharp shooting pains (that feel like a fencing sword being stabbed into me) around the pectal area, sharp pain when breathing, lack of breathing, pain in the front of a shoulder with very a painful squeeze feeling after breathing in and also I cannot laugh while lying down as the whole of my heart area feels like it's clenching. Oh and also a horrid "pushed down" feeling in the middle of... [read more]