Dialysis, like much of healthcare, is all about numbers. The numbers may be examined on a yearly, quarterly, monthly, or weekly basis. Some are checked hourly during each dialysis session. Usually, these hourly numbers are registered and checked by the … Continue reading HSE computer hack has helped mental health for me as a dialysis patient
Many of us set goals in life. Some of us are learning to set them yearly, over 90 days, monthly, weekly, and daily. It’s important that these goals are not wishy-washy non-achievable goals. One way of stopping this is by … Continue reading SMART goals
I’ve been off work now for over a week. Since I started in my present employment, this is the longest that I have been off in one go. Tomorrow, I hope to see my GP to get the go ahead … Continue reading A week setting new a new habit
Andrew Keates has made this documentary about living with HIV. I don’t know him personally, but a friend does. He asks himself questions that he has been asked before and then answers them. Who gave you HIV? Don’t you just pop a pill a day and everything’s fine? How’s your love life? He tells the story of living with HIV, being undetectable, and falling in love. Much of the story that he tells is similar to my own. I am so glad that he has made the video. Now, please go and watch it, and share it with your friends. … Continue reading “My HIV. Our Problem.”
“I need to tell it now because we are not an ugly picture. We are a beautiful international family of brothers, sisters, and sister-brothers. I am honored to be part of that acronym, to be a man who has sex … Continue reading “a beautiful international family of brothers, sisters, and sister-brothers.”
This evening I have been doing a bit of research into where is linking to this blog from the Internet around the world. I was a bit surprised to find some of the places. However, amongst them I found that … Continue reading Thanks to @imstilljosh for last year’s nomination…
At the end of last month, I met with Sara Girvin, a reporter with The Sunday Life — Sunday newspaper of the year — to talk to her about living with HIV. Sara had contacted me earlier in the month via Twitter suggesting an interview in the future. As before, with the Belfast Telegraph, and Ulster Television, and anyone else really, I am happy to talk about living with HIV. Sara suggested it being ‘at some stage before Christmas’ and I suggested that we have it leading up to 1 December, which is World AIDS Day.
The Sunday Life unlike its sister daily paper, the Belfast Telegraph, does not have a website. This can only be for the reason that they want us to go out and spend the £1.40 on buying the paper. I do have some sympathy for them, but on occasion it is awkward when trying to get people to read the article. So, that afternoon, Andrew went out and got a copy. Below is a photo of the spread — I did not expect to be across two pages!
This article is written by The International HIV/AIDS Alliance in support of their new campaign Link Up. I hope that you enjoy reading it as much as I did, when I was sent it. It makes for inspiring reading. As … Continue reading Addis Beza: Guest post for #WAD2013 #LinkUp
Picture the scene, you are sitting in a restaurant, enjoying a meal either on your own or with friends. You are wearing a ribbon supporting some charity or another, it is noticed by your waiter, it is not one he … Continue reading HIV in the restaurant—what would you do?
Today has been an uplifting day. I ended up over in the Lisburn Road area of the city of Belfast which is not somewhere I have been for quite some time. I can’t remember when I was last over there. … Continue reading Instonians on both sides: the Academy boy fights back!