Posted in Blog, C-Section, Family, hospital, Kent Family, parent blogger, Pregnancy

Why I shouldn’t be here… 

Watching somebody die whether it’s from old age or a long term illness is horrible.  But so is loosing a child. I’ve been lucky (touching wood frantically!) I have two healthy, clever, bright children. Who do push the limits, who do scream and shout, who do 1001 things they shouldn’t do but overall I always think how lucky I am. 

I technically should not be here, I should of died when I was a year old because of NHS waiting lists for open heart surgery. My nan phoned the hospital up and demanded that I had surgery or I wouldn’t be here in a fortnight’s time, luckily a space came open and I had open heart surgery not once but twice and I survived. 

I came close to death a 2nd time when I was 18/19, I had appendixes they almost burst, my windpipe collapsed during theater and I had to be revived. (I survived again!).

My third and hopefully last until I’m old and annoying! Was when I had Bell. C-sections are not easy, I lost 2 liters of blood, if they couldn’t get the blood to stop I would of bleed to death. 

It goes to show how strong and how advanced the NHS has come. Many people used to die during c-sections, during basic operations. 

I feel lucky I am alive! 

Embrace life, take it in your hands and don’t look back on the past, unless it’s happy memories of course! 

Posted in history, hospital, parent blogger, thoughtfullness, vaccines

Vaccine Series Part 2 The chicken Pox vaccine

In the UK we can now privately get the chicken pox vaccine it costs around £300-450 for one injection and you need two. So that would cost £600-900 or more depending on how many children you have and also if you have the money to spare! Mine would cost £1,800 if I got my children vaccinated.

What is chicken pox? 

It is a infectious disease which causes a mild fever and a rash of inflamed pimples, which blister and then loose scabs. It mainly effects children.

The signs for chicken pox are

Feeling sick, high temperature, feeling aches, headache and loss of appetite. The usual symptoms are difficulty breathing and signs of dehydration. 

So why is there a vaccine for Chicken pox when many children and adults tend to feel unwell for a maximum of a week, the vaccine is a live vaccine and contains a small amount of weakened chicken pox virus and the vaccine stimulates the immune system to produce antibodies that will help protect..It also contains a small amount of DNA 

Anybody else feeling a bit wary that you are actually being vaccinated with the live virus of chicken pox and human DNA when in reality you may not even carry the virus. It will apparently help develop the immunity against chicken pox. 

Yes people and children could die from chicken pox but this is very rare and work the cases usually involves the children having calpol which stops the fever, which helps the body fighting of infections, not the right diet to help fight the virus. The fever is the body’s way of helping get rid of the virus. 

The vaccine contains animal blood from animals which have been killed for meat, the sodium phosphate is used to stop any allergic reactions, there is also human DNA in vaccines. 

So my theory is the vaccine isn’t worth doing. Yes it may protect but it may not protect, especially since the death toll without the vaccine has dropped from 20 a year to 2-3 a year and this is before the vaccine program started in the UK.

So please think before you vaccine do your research and make your own choice.  

Posted in Explore the world, Family, hospital, Kent Family, Life, parent blogger, vaccines

Vaccine Series Part 1 Bear and his reaction to MMR

I used to be pro vaccine, I am now sitting on the fence twiddling my thumbs doing so much thinking and research my head is going to explode.

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This Blog post isn’t to cause upset or to start a debate, I do love a debate though, but not on the blog. Every parent makes a choice which suits their family and their life style. So here is my post about Bear and his reaction to MMR, and what has spurred me to do more research into what is in vaccines and why do we really need them? Is it for profit or for actual health benefits, and more importantly are they actually 100% safe.

Bear has had all his vaccines up to 1 year with no problems, so imagine my surprise and concern when Bear had a reaction to his MMR at 18 months old. He had the injection fine and we were sent into the waiting room to make sure we didn’t have a reaction. In the space of 5 minutes, Bear was covered in a rash from head to toe and he started wheezing! The doctor came out and gave him Piriton, which luckily worked, but we were told to go to accident and emergency just to get him checked over. There we were told he would have to have any vaccines done at the hospital. So when his pre-school booster came along of we went to have it done, luckily no reaction.

Bell has so far had no reaction either.

I then met a friend via facebook, she is lovely and is a mum who is very down to earth and has also opened my eye’s to the bigger picture. I certainly wish she was around when Bear was born, I think I could of learnt a lot.

Anyway, she opened my eyes to what actually goes into vaccines, some things aren’t even given to animals, so why are we humans being given them? What are the long term effects of the newer vaccines which have come out in the last 5-6 years? Why do we really need vaccines is it for the government to gain financial gain or is it for our actual health benefits? Why aren’t new parents offered the slip which contains all the medicine in their child’s vaccine a few day’s or weeks before they have them?

I am now reading as much information as I possibly can on this. Bear got his Flu vaccine letter a few day’s ago and I have declined it, why? Because I want to fully research everything before I give it to him, why? Because I felt awful after I had my flu vaccine, I felt awful for weeks my immune system was so low it was not good, I had no energy or motivation.

Now You can see why I am now researching? Asking questions many Doctors, Nurses, Health Visitors and GP’s don’t really know the answer to. I wonder what I will find?

Have you done any research into Vaccines? what did you find?

Posted in Family, hospital, Kent Family, Life, New Blogger, parent blogger, pbloggeruk

Are we being over prescribed?

This is a very interesting topic for me. Purely as I have been on so much medicines from a young age due to medical problems. (All almost okay now!) 
I have been watching the news closely and there was a recent news report saying that many antibiotics are no longer working on certain bugs and viruses.

Why? The reason being is they are apparently over prescribing. 

With Bear, I was very much oh he has a temperature I would give a bit of calpol. But once he hit two I thought no he needs to start building his immune system up. 

When Bell was born I now hardly use Calpol or nurofen. I have started to let their immunity build up. 

Why? 

The body can actually heel (with MOST!) Bugs and virus without the use of medicine. We really do not need to be pumping chemically enhanced drugs into our system. We need to eat a balanced diet and have really good hygiene. Also a few germs do not actually matter. It helps to build our body’s immunity up.

Children should not actually get a temperature when they have a injection, it’s the body fighting of the unnatural fluid which has been entered into their bodies. 

With this choice I am making, I obviously will take them to the GPS if needed but I now will be asking if there are any other treatments I could try before we go down the prescribed medicine route.I will also make sure their diet is very balanced and encouraging them to fight of bugs and viruses them self’s 

I feel the less medicine they have the quicker they will get over any illness they get. 

I am very lucky Bell and Bear are hardly poorly and I think that is because I hardly use medicine.

I am also looking into the research of vaccines too. The latest vaccine is the chicken pox vaccine. With any illness there are risks, and this virus has been around for century’s and the death toll for chicken pox is very very low. If the Chicken pox vaccine comes available on the NHS  (it is currently between £300-400 per vaccine!) I will koto be letting Bear and Bell have it. Stuiped  I hear you say? Nope I have just done my research. 

What are your views? 

Posted in Adventure, Explore the culture, Family, hospital, Kent, Kent Family, Local life, National trust, New Blogger, parent blogger

A day out ended in accident and emergency! 


We had a lovely morning we went to the local play park and it was empty. I should add it was 8.30am! 

The children ran free and went on everything they wanted to go on. Bell is now into following Bear everywhere I am sure he feels annoyed about it but he certainly doesn’t show it! 

We came home for lunch and after lunch we went to a local national trust property to ride scooters. 

They had some free activities on from colouring in to making crowns.


They also had rubbings of leaves for the children to also. 

We Popped to the little educational room where they had old fashioned type writers and stamps for the children to play with.


On the way back we went scootering up a hill on the way down Bell didn’t hit the break hard enough and she seemed to go even quicker she tumbled head first over the handle bars! 


There were some builders and they were very helpful and let me clean her up in their office. 

We then had to go to A&E just to check she was okay luckily it was bumps, bruises and a few cuts! 

It was very scary I was running but couldn’t catch her, I feel really bad but she is fine it could of been much worse!