PANDORA’S BOX – KEEPING THE LID ON!

PANDORA'S BOX - KEEPING THE LID ON!

FOLLOWING ON FROM DEVILISH DRUGS. ANOTHER BATTLE IN THE WAR After I left hospital my strength began to return, but the fluid around my heart did not clear as hoped. By April it had actually increased slightly, and surgery became  the only option. My surgeon was amazing.

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PANDORA’S BOX PART IV – DEVILISH DRUGS!

PANDORA'S BOX PART IV -  DEVILISH DRUGS!

Continued from PART III – Creepy Answers ‘YOU HAVE CHURG STRAUSS SYNDROME…THERE IS CURRENTLY NO CURE’ Even though I had been informed in the most gentle and empathetic manner,  the word ‘incurable’ shocked me to the core.   Was Dr Flood joking?   Hardly any diseases are incurable these

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PANDORA’S BOX PART III – CREEPY ANSWERS!

PANDORA'S BOX PART III - CREEPY ANSWERS!

FOLLOWNG ON FROM – A MEDICAL MYSTERY It was always an early start to the day at The San, because  the  cardiologist made his  daily  ward rounds at 6.00am.  My spirits never failed to  lift  when he appeared.   Due to medication I hardly slept and the kindly

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MY BAD BARGAIN WITH RAFFA IN 2012

MY BAD BARGAIN WITH RAFFA IN  2012

Seven years ago I was seriously ill in a Sydney Hospital with a hideous, undiagnosed condition. It was affecting my brain, my heart, my muscles…. and just about everything else. Part of my stabilizing medication was a very high dose of the steroid Prednisone. Among the  side

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PLEASE DON’T DISMISS MY SENSE OF SMELL!

PLEASE DON'T DISMISS MY SENSE OF SMELL!

Memories, imagination, old sentiments, and associations are more readily reached through the sense of smell than through any other channel.    Oliver Wendell  Holmes How true that quote is.  After my mother died I treasured a cardigan she had worn that retained her special fragrance. It was a

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CHURG STRAUSS SYNDROME

CHURG STRAUSS SYNDROME

 A  RARE AND BAFFLING ILLNESS – CHURG STRAUSS SYNDROME! This is the first time I have written about the very rare auto-immune condition I was diagnosed  with  in  February 2012.  I had been rushed to hospital a couple of weeks earlier after collapsing with a suspected heart

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