January Review – New year, same challenges

So 2020 hasn’t started the way I had hoped back in November but there is still much to be positive about and these monthly reviews (previously called round ups) are a good way of reminding me to make time to reflect and not get too hung up on the negatives. The month in numbers… 120…

Time to turn the corner – and I need your help!

It’s been a bit negative of late, hasn’t it? The poems, the lack of progress with my treatment. You can only write about what you know and at the minute it’s a bit of a sh*t sandwich but even the bread is mouldy. I started this blog to raise awareness, be positive and show what…

Saturdays with my son

Oh, how I treasure Saturdays with my son,When mum’s at work, the boys have fun. Playing, parks, walks and rugby on the tv,When I could no longer play myself, these days came for me. There were times, early on, I was so apprehensive,Now, as you grow, your personality prevents it. We have a bond, you…

First gym session in over a year!

I did it! It’s been over a year but I got over the pain and fear of failure and injury (mostly fear) and got my backside in the gym. I managed an hour but in all honesty, I could have done more – but my wife reminded me that I was looking after the baby…

My Top 15 motivational songs to kick chronic pain’s ass!

Being in pain sucks. Its tiring, makes the days and nights long and if you’re like me, you are much more likely to be short tempered or grumpy with loved ones when in pain. Therefore, if you’re looking for a pick-me-up or something to break the dark clouds when pain is getting you down, I…

December Round Up – trying to end the year on a high

Like most people in December, it’s been a busy month. It was our little man’s first christmas which made it an exciting time for all and certainly brought back the magic of Christmas. I was also still off work and although I am well and truly on the mend, finally, it did bring added pressures…