Always a silver lining

I've woken up to 2018 feeling a bit 'meh' and out of sorts (and no, it's not a hangover). As far as New Year's resolutions go I'm not going to make any, except to say I am going to work on being kinder this year – a judgemental Facebook post on a friend's feed made... Continue Reading →

A Little Itch at Christmas

When it gets to this time of year I start thinking about when my youngest was born. Those of you who know me will know that this pregnancy came after two stillbirths (Victoria and Olivia)  and one live birth in between the girls – Alex. When I was pregnant with Alex I spent six weeks... Continue Reading →

Star Bright

Being off work while my hip heals is reminding me of this time 31 years ago when I was on maternity leave with my first daughter, Victoria.  I can remember wishing the days away and just wanting it to all be over because I was big and uncomfortable (and itchy!). They always say, 'be careful... Continue Reading →

Out, Out

I'm feeling a lot better since I last wrote in Hips don’t lie. I've been out and about (just out, not out, out) a couple of times (one small step and all that...) and I am faithfully doing my exercises. Mr K is coping with the TED (Thrombo-Embolic Deterrent) socks. Have a look – he's very... Continue Reading →

Hips don’t lie

This blog post is brought to you via a cocktail of very strong painkillers, so if it doesn't make sense (well, less sense than my normal ramblings make) I am blaming dihydrocodeine with the odd syringe of oramorph. As you may remember from Presentations and Patches, my hip replacement was cancelled over a slight disagreement about... Continue Reading →

Presentations and Patches

A lot has been happening since I last posted in A little bit brave. I gave another two talks on ICP. One was at the Manchester: Maternity, Midwifery and Baby Forum on 26 September. The talk seemed to go really well and you can catch it here. When I listen back I cringe at the 'ums' and... Continue Reading →

A little bit brave

Last week I told you about how I was finding it hard to prepare a talk I was giving on the legacy of grief. I'm pleased to report that I managed to get the talk written in time. It took many stops and starts and a lot of tears, but I presented it at the... Continue Reading →

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