Poorly tummy
Apr26

Poorly tummy

The day I posted about my son’s abdominal migraine things took a turn for the worse. It went from something which had been bothering him intermittently for a few days to something which made him feel really ill. To be honest, I don’t know if we were still talking about an abdominal migraine here or something else, but all I knew was I had a very unhappy boy. His tummy was very painful, he had to rush to the toilet and he...

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Tiny girl
Apr25

Tiny girl

My daughter has just started in a new swimming class which requires my mum to take her and me to go along as soon as possible after work to pick her up. As I walked into the pool on the very first day, I was upset to see in the distance, my daughter running along the side of the pool to my mum (in the spectators’ area) for a hug. I rushed over as quickly as I could to find out what was the matter. My daughter, who had claimed to...

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The Gallery: Expressions
Apr24

The Gallery: Expressions

This Gallery theme is a tough one for someone who doesn’t post pictures of recognisable people. Because you have to show faces to show expressions. Would I be able to take part this week? Then I remembered this photo of my daughter as a baby (I would have similar ones of the boys too). The smile is so big, her face looks like it is going to burst with happiness. My baby niece is smiling like this now and my daughter, all grown...

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Why I’m running Race for Life
Apr22

Why I’m running Race for Life

As a dedicated runner, readers may be surprised to discover that I’ve never run Race for Life before. This is for a number of reasons. The best one is that, apart from my Grandad who died when I was 4 and my father-in-law who died before I knew my husband, my life has been unaffected by cancer. I know that makes me very, very lucky. There is also the fact that I know other people at work who run it and I don’t want to be...

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Abdominal migraine
Apr22

Abdominal migraine

Have you ever heard of abdominal migraine? I hadn’t either until a couple of weeks ago. One Saturday afternoon my younger son complained of stomach ache. He wasn’t sure, but he thought he might be hungry. He started eating his tea and the pain didn’t go away, it got worse, even though he was still hungry. So he lay on the settee. I could see how much pain he was in. He wasn’t aware of it, but he was bending and...

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