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Living With Hidradenitis Suppurativa - My Story.

I've mentioned HS (Hidradenitis Suppurativa) a few times now on Unique Young Mum, and as there's no cure, I imagine I'll be writing about it for a long time. Living with a health condition that has no cure, or no real way of managing the condition, is quite simply heartbreaking.

Image credit: Unsplash - Ashley Edwards @westwardwayphotography
Living with HS is not only heartbreaking, but it's also embarrassing, it's humiliating, it's degrading, it's disgusting, it's painful, it's annoying, it's frustrating, it's life-limiting, it's a confidence stealer, and it has a massive effect on your mental health.

Things To Do In Liverpool In Summer 2019

Have you ever agreed to do something, only for the time to draw nearer and you start to dread the upcoming situation? As I seem to do this all the time, and if you think previous lessons would've taught me, think again! From helping out at school fetes, or volunteering to stay till the end at a wedding to help clear up, and promising people I'd be at certain events - I think I've done it all.

The latest situation got said ages ago, I'm sure it was even years ago to be honest, and that was me promising my football mad brother that I'd treat us to a weekend away in Liverpool, mainly to see his much loved Liverpool Football Club as a late birthday present. Oh how me and football get on - NOT! It's very well known in my family that I once cheered on the opposing team - at least I tried I suppose!

July's 5 Money Saving Ideas.

For any parents who have school-age children, the summer holidays will be beginning very soon (if they've not already begun), and for many of us, July is the start of an expensive six weeks. It's a time where we will be going through extra food, extra electricity (and possibly gas too!), extra petrol, extra clothing/footwear and lots of other extras too.

Many will be enjoying a holiday, booked in advance, and some may go down the path of booking a holiday at the last minute - something I personally don't suggest in school holidays as the prices are through the roof. I think it's cheaper to book ahead with the summer holidays, and with many holiday providers offering you the choice to pay off monthly, it can also be more manageable then finding one large lump sum. Without further ado, let's get on with July's 5 tips!

Father's Day Gift Guide 2019

*All of the items in this guide were sent to me in return for coverage within this guide, all thoughts and opinions are my own.

With Father's Day just over a week away, it's time to start getting those gift ideas ready for the special men in our lives if you've not already. If you're looking for a gift for your significant other from the children, your own dad, your stepdad, grandad, or a father figure, then look no further as this guide is packed full of items to please dads of all kinds on all kinds of budgets. From personalised items that show that special touch, to unique and quirky cards, there's something for everyone in this guide.

I think it's important that we all know the special men in our lives don't need to be lavished with gifts and cards to be shown how much they mean to us, and whilst these gift ideas may work for some, I get that they may not work for all. I know my dad will be happy enough to just see all his children and grandchildren on Father's Day, and the gifts we gift are just extra's, as he tells us all the time we are the only presents he needs.

Everything You Need To Know About Hidradenitis Suppurativa

I've briefly mentioned on the blog before about living with two chronic skin diseases - Psoriasis and Hidradenitis Suppurativa (also known as HS for short), the latter being a disease I have only just learnt how to pronounce properly, and one I still can't spell without the internet's help. I've had psoriasis since I was a teenager and developed HS when I was a young adult, however I was only officially diagnosed with HS around two years ago.

Whilst lots of people may know, or at least heard of psoriasis, Hidradenitis Suppurativa isn't very well known at all, and that's amongst the medical community too. It was only a few weeks ago I thought I was going to be admitted to hospital for another emergency operation, instead I went to my local walk-in clinic and explained to the doctors there what I had - as they, like many other medical professionals, including dermatologist are unaware of the condition.