These little delights took moments to prepare and only 10 minutes to bake, what could be better?! I accompanied them with two grilled lamb chops and some courgetti spaghetti, the whole meal from start to finish took 25 minutes to get from the fridge to my tummy ... and only 4g carbs in the whole … Continue reading Low carb Baked Garlic and Cheese Mushrooms
The Wonders of Postural Orthostatic Tachycardia Syndrome
I have promised for a while now to write a post on one of my more frustrating illnesses... PoTS, or Postural Orthostatic Tachycardia Syndrome. That is basically a fancy way of saying when I change postures, for example going from sitting to standing, my heart rate goes zooming up quite often over 100bpm and stays … Continue reading The Wonders of Postural Orthostatic Tachycardia Syndrome
The Upward Spiral
Wow, isn't it incredible how much can change in the space of a few weeks?! They've been pretty packed but that's not a bad thing, we all know i like to keep busy 🙂 Doctors appointments, dog walks I had a Lymphoscintigraphy scan last week, sounds fancy right? It was to check the lymphatic system … Continue reading The Upward Spiral
Low carb beef samosas
Wow! Who knew cheese and almonds could be the base of so much yumminess?! I mean seriously, I wish I could be one of these people who sits at home and suddenly thinks 'OMG I've got it! If I melt cheese with grounds almonds and add an egg it will make a wonderful dough ready … Continue reading Low carb beef samosas
Keto salmon fishcakes
I'm into week three of my weightloss journey and I am feeling awesome! I know I've 'fallen off the wagon' many a time before but I've never been more sure that this way of life is forever now. I've lost 10lbs and 30cm in total from various sites on my body, even my lipoedema areas … Continue reading Keto salmon fishcakes
Lipoedema, Lipedema or ‘The Fat Disease’
It's hard to describe the feeling you get inside when you feel failed by your Doctor, I don't mean just the once but time and time again. Imagine trying for years to lose weight, to starve yourself, to excerise endlessly, to spend hundreds on fad diets and shakes and find that after all of it … Continue reading Lipoedema, Lipedema or ‘The Fat Disease’
A little positivity goes a long way!
It been a long time since I posted, longer than I'd realised! However, things are so much better now so I thought I'd do a little update.... (edit: turns out it wasn't that little, sorry!) It hasn't been easy, I've been up and down in mind and body but I believe things are going the … Continue reading A little positivity goes a long way!
The never ending cold …
How is it possible to still be suffering with a cold after THREE weeks?!?! EDS and POTS apparently is the answer... Thankfully I rarely get coughs and colds but I've been hit by my annual bug and the damn thing just will not leave me! It turns out being ill makes POTS symptoms flare up … Continue reading The never ending cold …
The illness that just keeps on giving!
How can it be that I managed 26 years of living with minimal problems and then bam my body decides it's time to start protesting?! Well that appears to be the case, having had everything diagnosed I came to terms with the fact I was just going to have to man up and get on. … Continue reading The illness that just keeps on giving!
What makes a zebra?!
"When you hear the sound of hooves, think horses, not zebras" ... This is what medical students are advised during their training apparently. They are taught to assume the most common cause of symptoms and forget to consider that zebras DO exist. Ok so perhaps the majority of people do fit into the 'right' boxes but … Continue reading What makes a zebra?!