As summer turns into autumn, I can’t quite believe how much has happened over the last few months. For the majority of us, the spectacle of the Olympics has been a major event in our lives this year but for others, so much more has happened.
This is certainly true for Tired Mummy of Two who is going through a tough time at the moment. At the end of August she noticed her daughter was tired, hot and under the weather. What was initially thought to be a viral infection was then diagnosed as acute leukaemia. I can’t begin to imagine the shock at such a sudden and unexpected diagnosis. Laura has been blogging about her daughter’s treatment and how her daughter is a real inspiration to her. I have my fingers crossed that the treatment continues to work and Elizabeth can get better.
Meanwhile I continue to follow updates about Kerry, whose husband is kindly keeping her Multiple Mummy blog ticking over for her. In his Sleeping Beauty post, Multiple Daddy tells us of Kerry’s progress and I hope she continues to recover.
Kylie who blogs at Not Even a Bag of Sugar has recently been diagnosed with Irritable Bowel Syndrome (IBS). In her post that was meant to be funny she describes how the diagnosis was made, along with a humorous anecdote of her son playing to a GP waiting room audience. Someone who can relate to this is Brink of Bedlam who lives with ulcerative colitis. Her post called Arse! unsurprisingly caught my attention straight away and talks about her chronic condition and the long, uncertain road ahead in terms of treatment.
As August turned into September and children started their new school term, chicken-pox seemed to rear its head. I Want My Mummy and ChelseaMamma are two bloggers who have been dealing with The Pox lately. If you’re looking for tips on how to cope with the illness, The Yummy Mummy Manual has some advice for dealing with chicken-pox. I’m just keeping my fingers crossed that it stays away from my little corner of the UK and away from my children for the time being.
So that’s it about it for another month. I shall leave you with the knowledge that in just over a week’s time it’ll be October and pretty soon the clocks will be going back one hour and winter will be here before we know it. But October isn’t just about the change of the seasons, it’s also the start of Breast Cancer Awareness Month. All the major breast cancer charities will be doing their best to raise awareness of the condition and the importance of knowing the signs and symptoms of breast cancer. In the final post of this month’s round-up, Ariana from And Here We Are… writes about her experience with the NHS after finding a lump in her breast.
I really enjoyed reading all the posts that got linked up last month so please, if you’ve written about any health-related issues then don’t forget to link up your posts.