Happy Birthday to You – My Swan Song

It is fittingly ironic that yesterday, we received further communication from genetics regarding the 100,000 genome project (you can learn more about this: https://www.genomicsengland.co.uk/about-genomics-england/the-100000-genomes-project/) on the eve of Undiagnosed Children’s Day. Whilst the letter outlined what we already broadly knew (nothing has so far been found to explain the complexities related to Minx and potentially… Continue reading Happy Birthday to You – My Swan Song

Relentlessly Relentless….

Who cares for the carers? There are many days where I feel like waving the white flag of surrender. I give up. Stick a fork in me, I’m done. Substitute your own personal favourite motto for when the 💩💩 just keeps on coming and you really don’t want to face it anymore. As a rule, I am… Continue reading Relentlessly Relentless….

Same but different….rare as Unicorn 💩???

This year 28th February 2018 is the worldwide celebration of Rare Disease Day.  The very first ever Rare Disease Day was held in 2008 –  a leap year so the perfect occasion for the initial 18 countries that signed up to celebrate. Every year since, countries across the world have united to raise awareness of… Continue reading Same but different….rare as Unicorn 💩???

Shoulda, woulda, coulda…..

I’m not often given to introspection or too much dwelling on the past; after all, it rarely helps in changing anything going forward and dredges up old emotions and difficulties that you can’t fix. Indeed, as my Father is so fond of saying “If your Aunty had bo**ocks, she would be your Uncle!  (so couth,… Continue reading Shoulda, woulda, coulda…..

Blinging it…….

  The weekend just gone was a fab one! I was invited by SWAN UK to attend a blogging workshop to discuss techniques, skill sets, twitter and the issues of being a parent of an undiagnosed child in general, especially bearing in mind that April 29th 2016 will be this years Undiagnosed Children’s Awareness Day.… Continue reading Blinging it…….

D-Day….Red shoes Part 2…

Yesterday was D-Day – The Day I spoke at the Rare Diseases UK AGM in front of various learned bods and alliances of support groups etc. I have had so many wonderful messages, e-mails and texts asking how it went and am truly overwhelmed by the support; it means a lot. Since everyone was still… Continue reading D-Day….Red shoes Part 2…