Archive for “Health”

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Storm in a tea-cup?

Posted July 29th, 2009 by Rachel

I spotted an article the other day on Out-Law about swine flue possibly becoming a “force majeure” and advising that companies should check their contracts… Companies should dig out their major contracts and read the clauses on ‘force majeure’ to prepare for arguments that a swine flu pandemic could render contracts meaningless, a legal expert [...]

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I’m back!

Posted July 26th, 2009 by Rachel

Okay, so far I’ve done appallingly at my goal of posting every day. I think it’s safe to say that I’ve well and truly failed in my new year’s resolution. As usual my absence can be explained by the continuing medical dramas in my life and me generally feeling crap. My medical adventures over the [...]

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Coming round again

Posted January 4th, 2009 by Rachel

…New Year’s revolutions resolutions, that is. I don’t know what happened to the last year, but it disappeared far too damned quickly for my liking, but here we are anyway, the start of a new year, and it’s that time of year when we make lists of all the things we’re going to do, and [...]

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End of year catch-up

Posted December 29th, 2008 by Rachel

Well, I’ve just realised I’ve managed to go almost the whole of December without posting anything, so, apart from a big “Merry Christmas!” to one and all, a quick catch-up on what’s been going on around here recently…what can I say expect the past few weeks have been crazy since I went back to work [...]

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Two more to add to the collection

Posted November 7th, 2008 by Rachel

Yep, two more to add to the collection…sick notes, that is. I realised this morning that I’d forgotten to send my initial sick note from the hospital into work…duh! And now I have another one to add to the collection as well – another two weeks from next Monday. Just finished photocopying them before I [...]

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Swiss cheese brain update 2/11/08

Posted November 2nd, 2008 by Rachel

Not a bad day again yesterday. A bit of a headache, but mainly headache free. This morning though I woke up with the typical IIH morning headache, which panicked me a bit, though that may have been because I slept in late (10.30! It’s almost unheard of for me to sleep that late unless I’m [...]

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Swiss cheese brain update 31/10/08

Posted October 31st, 2008 by Rachel

Well, the results I’ve been getting this week from my little INR machine have been somewhat different from the lab results that have been coming back from the district nurse checking my INR using a venous sample, as opposed to the capillary sample the machine uses. The result I got on Tuesday was 1.4 and [...]

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Swiss cheese brain update 30/10/08

Posted October 30th, 2008 by Rachel

Well the district nurse came early this morning (before 10am) to take a blood sample to check my INR, so the sample should go off in the first collection to the hospital at lunch time, and I should get the result back this afternoon all being well. I tried to do a test myself just [...]

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Swiss cheese brain update 29/10/08

Posted October 29th, 2008 by Rachel

Well today I managed to sleep in until 10am! That’s almost unheard of, even when I’m in my usual state of health. Initially I did wake up at around 6.30am, largely I suspect because I forgot to take my strong painkillers last night, and just took my usual bedtime ones. I didn’t think I’d get [...]

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Swiss cheese brain update 28/10/08

Posted October 28th, 2008 by Rachel

Well, all in all I’m not feeling too bad. In fact, considering everything I’d even go so far as to say that for this stage in the game, I’m feeling pretty damned good. I spent most of Sunday after I got home dozing on and off, and a fair amount of yesterday either dozing or [...]

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