Louise Hunt

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March Goals

How did Februarys goals go? I got sick, alot. I had not only one cold but two, coupled with an mild infection. I’ve had a ton of changes to my stoma supplies, so settling down into that routine has been challenging. But my goal of Journaling every day has been going strong. I’ve been able to document some key elements of my anxiety and whist my CBT appointments are continuing every two weeks, I do feel strong enough to battle through until then. I’ve had one blip – I had to talk to First Response Mental Health to help me settle…

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February 2019

Being Kept on My Toes   Stoma wise; prescription of my supplies has now been updated but still having some issues. One is the lack of barrier being authorised by my GP – on my to do list for an appointment for my ‘medication and appliance review’ with a GP in mid March. I do have some barrier to use in the meantime; samples from other companies because my previous favourite has been failing alot these last couple weeks. So, whist I wait for my repeat Px to be updated correctly, I will find a new product that suits. So that is my…

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Extra Intestinal Manifestations – The Bones

This new series looks at the effects IBD can have beyond the gut. As a whole, extra intestinal manifestations of IBD occur when the disease is not controlled well enough with conventional medications. However, the side effects of particular medications can produce new symptoms which would mirror or mimic these extra intestinal manifestations (EIMs). For all of the information provided in this series, I have gathered resources and broken them down, putting them into patient speak. Each post comes with a disclaimer too (see the end of the post) so if you have concerns, you should see your specialist in all instances.  The Bones…

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Extra Intestinal Manifestations – The Joints

This new series looks at the effects IBD can have beyond the gut. As a whole, extra intestinal manifestations of IBD occur when the disease is not controlled well enough with conventional medications. However, the side effects of particular medications can produce new symptoms which would mirror or mimic these extra intestinal manifestations (EIMs). For all of the information provided in this series, I have gathered resources and broken them down, putting them into patient speak. Each post comes with a disclaimer too (see the end of the post) so if you have concerns, you should see your specialist in all instances.  The…

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Life Lately | Liver Biopsy

Last chance diagnostic saloon Yesterday I went in for a biopsy on my Liver. If you’ve been a reader for a while, you’ll know that I’ve been seeing a Hematologist since late 2017 and as of yet, we have yet to really pin point why my LFTs – Liver Function Tests – have continued with their trend of being very high since 2014. The transfer of my notes from my specialist liver consultant at the QE in Birmingham, who saw me from late 2014 until 2017, took a while to get to Peterborough, so I’ve enduring more of the same testing as before; 3…

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