Trans-Vaginal Tape (TVT) Surgery: what you need to know

Meshes For Hernia

Recently, the use of mesh in surgery and the companies who manufacture it, such as Johnson & Johnson, have been a regular feature in the national news. Many women, including a dear friend, have bravely spoken out about how one particular kind of mesh procedure, trans-vaginal tape (TVT) surgery, has affected them. Women may have this surgery to tackle incontinence problems that can arise after being pregnant or having a hysterectomy. Like many other people, I was shocked to learn… Continue Reading “Trans-Vaginal Tape (TVT) Surgery: what you need to know”

Chicken Pox has landed!!

Chicken Pox

Having had 6 children, our family is very familiar with childhood diseases and the treatments that help and the ones that don’t. Chicken Pox was last in the house in September 2012 when Eliza caught it and subsequently passed it onto Isaac, who suffered very badly. At this point Sebastian wasn’t around, so each time it has gone round nursery I have been expecting him to pick it up, but he managed to avoid it every time. Poor Sebby has… Continue Reading “Chicken Pox has landed!!”

Treating my Rosacea with an IPL Skin Rejuvenation Course

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I have suffered with Acne Rosacea for over ten years with my main symptom being facial flushing. Rosacea is very common in people with my skin type – I am fair-skinned with a tendency for rosy cheeks. The symptoms of rosacea are extreme redness of the cheeks, spots, raised bumps and dry, sore eyes.  Triggers include stress, exercise, alcohol, spicy food, sunshine, central heating, cold etc – in fact I often joke that “life” is a trigger. I have been… Continue Reading “Treating my Rosacea with an IPL Skin Rejuvenation Course”

Keeping the Kids Hydrated with Highland Spring #bravebynature

Highland Spring

My kids love being outside. We just don’t do being cooped up at home and would rather be out exploring our local area, bug hunting or having fun at the beach. Over the summer holidays we have lots of days out planned which have included visits to London, local days out and a walking holiday in the Lake District. On our days out I always take my trusty backpack which contains a first aid kit, picnic lunch and bottles of… Continue Reading “Keeping the Kids Hydrated with Highland Spring #bravebynature”

Treating that Chickenpox itch with Care Virasoothe

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The dreaded Chickenpox seems to be doing the rounds again and despite being exposed to it, Sebastian has yet to pick it up. Chickenpox is a common illness that mainly affects children and causes an itchy, spotty rash with the symptoms starting one to three weeks after becoming infected. The main symptom is a rash that develops in three stages: spots – red raised spots develop on the face or chest before spreading to other parts of the body blisters – over the… Continue Reading “Treating that Chickenpox itch with Care Virasoothe”