Tom and Sarah’s first steps to self sufficiency…?

Hello dear readers

How are we all? I hope a good Christmas was had by everyone. As expected here: a lot of food was consumed, beverages were drunk, sofas were napped in, and most importantly family and friends were seen. The loyalty to my diet wavered at points especially on the 4 hour drive to see my uncle, cousin and grandparents where roadside services are limited in cuisine.  Continue reading

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Happy Christmas! 

Hello dear readers!

Just a quick note to say happy Christmas to you all. I hope you’re all set for the holidays? I’ve had my last day at work (can’t beat an after work bbq in December!) We are now set for a relaxing week and a bit full of seeing family, rest and food. Needless to say it’ll be nigh on impossible to stick to my diet. I just need to keep to it where possible and not stress when I don’t. 

It’s quite funny – on my second day off I feel completely shattered. As always I suspect my body’s been steaming through with everything that’s gone on; work, moving house etc. Now that I have gotten to the holidays my body’s just gone into that state of rest and relax. The sudden absence of energy is its way of getting me to take it easy. 

I wish you all a relaxing holiday whatever out get up too. Thanks for your continuing support, all the best for 2018! 


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Low FODMAP diet

Hello dear readers!

I hope all is well and you are ready for Christmas. As you may have guessed from the title Sarah and I have been checking out the “low FODMAP” diet. This is something that we have been following for a month or so now – as always things have been so busy here I’ve not had a chance to sit down and write. With a bit of spare time and a desire to write I’ve decided to share some more about this diet, what it involves and how it’s made me feel.

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Busy but awesome year

Hi all!

I know its been a while since I’ve properly written on here (other than yesterday morning’s post), but things have really been very busy. The first big thing to share which I’ve already hinted at is that I have now gotten engaged to my beautiful other half Sarah! In July we celebrated our first anniversary in London which was an epic weekend; a few weeks later when the timing felt right I asked her “the” big question; the rest they say is history. We have been happily living together for a while now and are starting to plan our big day. 

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Starting on Humira

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This morning I’m waiting patiently on this lovely sunny day for a visit from an AbbVie care nurse, because today is the day I start a brand new course of medication called Humira. Its a drug that I’ve heard plenty about over the last couple of years and have been curious about trying. After going back on the Pentasa and the Azathioprine following my surgery, it was discovered through more tests at Broomfield that these were not showing much effect, hence starting me on Humira.  Continue reading

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