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Sharing our stories – Lorraine Milligan tells us Blue get it too

Sharing our stories – Lorraine Milligan tells us Blue get it too

  “Breast Cancer isn’t just ‘pink’ #bluegetittoo and if my Campaign saves one man, or woman’s life, then I’ve found our purpose” Lorraine Milligan Founder & Creator of #bluegetittoo photographic awareness campaign & short film ‘Men Too?’   Breast Cancer, a disease billed by Charities and the Media as a ‘pink’, ‘bake a cake with frosting’, ‘run a race in your bra’ kind of Cancer, just for Women? Wrong…!   In November 2018, at the age of 40, my partner Richard was diagnosed with Metastatic Breast Cancer, with secondary lymph, lung and liver Cancer.   Richard had developed a lump...

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Sharing our stories - Maggie’s story

Sharing our stories - Maggie’s story

    Please tell us your name I’m Maggie aged 41. I’ve been married to John for 20 years and we have 2 children Rebekah (19) and Reuben (17). Rebekah is in the photograph with me, when during my rehabilitation she made a surprise visit on her way to Prom night.  We live on a smallholding in SW Scotland.   Please can you tell us what your condition is?  I’ve got a condition called Miller Fisher Syndrome which is a variant of Guillain-Barré Syndrome. It’s a neurological autoimmune disorder.  MFS mainly affects the cranial nerve but does affect the full...

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Sharing our Stories - Brian & Sue’s story, Life after a Stroke.

Sharing our Stories - Brian & Sue’s story, Life after a Stroke.

  Please tell us your name   Brian Tinkler   Please can you tell us what your condition or difficulty is? I have had a Stroke .     How long is it since this happened?   9 years     Can you tell us what treatment you have had?   Physiotherapy and occupational health     How has your life changed since diagnosis?   Drastically,  for the first  7 years, I was not able to work, could not walk, needed a mobility scooter to get out and about. My left side was affected and every day tasks were more...

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What do we mean by Self-care?

What do we mean by Self-care?

   Self-care is definitely one of the watchwords for 2020, but what does it actually mean? Is it all about relaxing baths and me-time, or does it go a little deeper than that?   Self-care in the true sense is about taking deliberate action to improve physical, mental and emotional health.   Taking good care of ourselves holistically will reduce our trips to the GP surgery and ultimately reduce the strain on the NHS. Research shows that the average person experiences three common ailments four times, every two weeks. These ailments are headaches, joint pain and feeling rundown.   So...

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Freedom to fail

Freedom to fail

    Many years ago my sister said to me that she admired the way I gave myself “the freedom to fail.” I had  never heard of that sentence before and I was taken aback, I questioned whether that was a good trait to have or not? I mulled it over for a few days and began to embrace it, I even stamped myself a charm with the words, freedom to fail. Ironicallythe words were wonky but I didn’t mind. And that’s when it dawned on me and it all began to make sense. I have always given myself the...

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