So as many of you know by now,  we are expecting our fourth little baby later this year. My husband and I, along with our beautiful daughters, are so excited with this new arrival and as we prepare for the changes in our home, I feel all sorts of emotions
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At 7am, on the morning I woke up to pitch on Dragons’ Den, I rang my husband and said I couldn’t do it. Told him I was coming home. Told him how scared I was that I would make a fool of myself. Worried about what people would think of
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As we all know, every day should celebrate nurses, but every now and again, it’s good to highlight all the work that they do for us and today is one of those days – it is International Nurses Day! Coming up to today I started reflecting on all the nurses
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So, it was just after finishing my Leaving Certificate [way back in 1999!] when I became ecstatic to learn that I was accepted into college to study electronic engineering. I was so eager to get started but unfortunately this feeling was short-lived as I had taken very ill and had
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My Problem As a carer to my dad leaving hospital after a nine week stay, the doctor shows me his prescription – a whopping twenty two separate drugs are on his list – many of which are not pills but are inhalers, injections, patches, liquids and gels.  Items which a pillbox
Being a “Carent” – a Parent and a Carer Combined As a parent we will all at some time have to deal with the coughs, colds, vomiting bugs and the many cuts and bruises that our children will entail as they grow up. We will have to deal with our
I arrive at a hospital I haven’t been to before. I have been told in my appointment letter to go  directly to the outpatients desk to let them know I’m here. I look around – there are three reception areas – but which one is  for outpatients? I logically choose the one nearest the front
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  Maurice. A 46 year old man stands at the kitchen counter in his house staring blankly at the two bags of medicines he has just collected from his pharmacy. Maurice – his heart full of regret; his head racing with anxiety. Feeling unhappy, scared about his future – and feeling, oh, so
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Patients and carers across the world are constantly coming up with new ideas in relation to the management of medications, achieving daily tasks with limited mobility, tracking symptoms and even finding ways to remember medical information. I myself even came up with the MediStori – a personal health organiser – while caring
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Yet again another Christmas shop opens. A video posted shows a large retailer in Ireland selling its Christmas decorations – in August. Yet again, I sigh. I sigh not because I have yet to pay upcoming fees for my children going back to school (and I don’t want to be hounded about
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