• Chronic life, Lifestyle

    Chronic Life: Steroid Injections for Hip Pain

    Source If you've read my blog you'll probably know that I suffer from an autoimmune arthritis known as psoriatic arthritis ( you can find out more about that here). In short, the condition causes my immune system to attack my own joints and organ linings. I've had bad hip pain for quite a number of years now. The arthritis has been slowly damaging my hips; my orthopedic consultant has compared the top of my hips to old cracked lino. Lovely. I will eventually need a hip replacement (you can read...

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  • Film and theatre, Reviews

    Movie Review: Don’t Breathe

    Don't Breathe Movie REview

      From the twisted minds behind EVIL DEAD comes a new terrifying experience. Three young thieves (Jane Levy, Dylan Minnette, Daniel Zovatto) fight for their lives after breaking into the home of a blind man (Stephen Lang) who has a dark side.   The idea behind Don't Breathe is not original but I was looking forward to something that could have delivered a lot of suspense if done correctly. Three people attempt to rob a blind man who lives in a run down area of town where even the cops...

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  • Chronic life, Lifestyle

    Chronic Life : A Hip Replacement Before 30

    Last Monday I left my consultant appointment smiling. Anyone who knows me will tell you this is a rare sight. After a consultation I'm usually either deflated, angry or crying my eyes out.I've suffered with psoriatic arthritis for about 4 years but I've had osteoarthritis for much longer. For the past 4-5 years I've been dragging my hip around on good days and lying on the couch wailing in pain on bad days. I've seen two consultants previously. The first one diagnosed the osteoarthritis fairly rapidly after examining my hip...

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