When illness gets in the way of intimacy – how do you make it work?

Who we are and how we feel about ourselves is based on so many…
10th March 2019/by sam

When everything sucks, build a den

I am struggling right now with pain and everything feels kind…
9th March 2019/by sam
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I had my pre op!

This week I had my pre op assessment for my upcoming surgery.…
7th March 2019/by sam

A day in my life


I thought I’d give you a glimpse into a day in my…
7th March 2019/by sam

It takes a village

That phrase “it takes a village to raise a child” has been…
20th February 2019/by sam

Happy Valentines Day

I know lots of people don’t like Valentines Day, feeling it’s…
14th February 2019/by sam
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Supporting Someone With IBD: A Guide For Friends and Family

"Finding out that someone you care about has Crohn's or Colitis…
11th February 2019/by sam
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I just want to dance

It's been a busy week, work, radio show, hospital visits and…
10th February 2019/by sam

Good news and bad

Last week I had some good news from the gynae hospital.  I’ve…
7th February 2019/by sam
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Love for those who love us – young carers

Today is my baby Thom’s birthday, though he’s hardly a baby…
25th January 2019/by sam

Never trust your fears, they do not know your strengths

Last year in August, my dreams came true when I was invited to…
19th January 2019/by sam
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Health update

I thought I would give a bit of a health update as I feel like…
11th January 2019/by sam
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Too poorly to party

Drawn Poorly is a Manchester based arts and community project,…
10th January 2019/by sam

Living with chronic pain

I hope you’ve all had a lovely Christmas, it’s been a pretty…
30th December 2018/by sam

If you stand for nothing, what’ll you fall for?

There’s a line in the amazing Hamilton that says “if you…
19th December 2018/by sam

CEA cards – free tickets for a friend to come with you to the cinema

Did you know about the CEA card? It is a national card scheme…
13th December 2018/by sam
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