Wednesday, 30 November 2016

Duplex Kidney; Heminephrectomy

Heminephrectomy; excision of part of the kidney

As I have previously written about my daughters medical condition, her duplex kidney and how she need surgery (heminephrectomy) I thought I would write an update as to how the surgery and recovery went.

Overview
During my first pregnancy at our 20 week scan all I kept thinking was is it a boy or a girl. I think we both forgot that this scan is also the abnormality scan, where they check that everything is ok with the baby. We were therefore both quite shocked when the sonographer seemed concerned. She said that she could only see one kidney, she tried to reassure us saying that it might be the angle of the baby or it might not yet be developed and not to worry we could go back for another scan in a few weeks to see if there was any change.


A few weeks later when we returned for the scan, we were told that our daughter had a suspected duplex kidney. Meaning she has a ‘double’ kidney, she also however has separate tubes from each part of the kidney that join into one as they go into the bladder. It was explained to us that a lot of people have duplex kidneys and aren’t even aware of it. Sometimes though having a duplex kidney can cause frequent urine infections which happened to be the case for our daughter.

We were told that once she was born she would be put onto antibiotics (trimethoprim) and further investigations would then take place.

Tuesday, 29 November 2016

The Online Surgery: Review



The Online Surgery is a web-based GP surgery. The Online Surgery offers an affordable private healthcare option for people looking for a confidential service at a time to suit their family and work needs.   

Run and managed by qualified, UK registered GPs, The Online Surgery is the perfect choice for those who need to quickly and easily contact a GP to discuss a worrying health issue or to order regular prescription medications.

The Online Surgery GPs provide you with exactly the same service and care as your GP Surgery would.  Our GPs will talk to you about your illness or condition confidentially in a one to one situation, suggest any relevant diagnostic tests and if necessary, refer you to a specialist.  Patients can chat with their doctor at a time to suit them, whether you are at work, on the school run, travelling or at home.  To do this, The Online Surgery uses an app similar to the popular ‘WhatsApp’ which is completely secure and offers a confidential interface to connect you with your GP.

Monday, 28 November 2016

2016 Christmas Gift Guide

Welcome to my 2016 Christmas Gift Guide! Here are my thoughts on some of this years greatest gifts to give! Click on each link to read the full review. Enjoy and have a Merry Christmas!



Sunday, 27 November 2016

Mr Tumble Spotty Bag and Tumble Tapp Review

Mr Tumble is one of the UK's most recognisable and loved children's characters, and Golden Bear have once again created a lie of Mr Tumble toys that certainly are Something Special!

The newly refreshed toy collection focuses on the core values of the much loved show and features five key learning elements to encourage Touch, Sound recognition, Light, Texture and Dexterity.

I am delighted to have been sent Mr Tumbles Spotty Bag and Tumble Tapp to review.



Wednesday, 16 November 2016

Dino DNA Kit Review

The Dinosaur DNA Kit is a fantastic product for any future palaeontologists. It enables you to dig for fossils!       
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  
First you need to dig out the glow in the dark skeleton, then collect its DNA, rebuild the dinosaur and watch in awe as your prehistoric Triceratops comes to life with the interactive app he will jump out of your screen!



Wednesday, 9 November 2016

Noozie Comfort Electric Hot Water Bottle Review

Brrr! Its certainly gotten a lot chillier lately! And being the very cold person that I am I try everything I can to keep myself warm. I would in fact say I go to quite extreme lengths to stay warm often resulting in me looking like the Michelin man! I wear tights socks leg warmers under my trousers, a thermal t-shirt underneath a t-shirt and jumper, with then of course a coat, hat, gloves and snow boots!

Anyway I was delighted when Noozie got in touch and told me all about their Noozie Comfort Electric Hot Water Bottle.

The Noozie® Electric Hot Water Bottle is the safe and fast way to enjoy cosy heat without any contact with boiling water or kettles. It is a pre-filled cuddly fleece heat pad which, once charged, can stay warm for up to 6 hours (2-4 hours or up to 6 hours in bed).


Tuesday, 8 November 2016

Asda Little Angels Christmas Nappies

This Christmas you can get your little ones into the Christmas spirit a little earlier courtesy of Asda’s Little Angels Christmas Nappies which launched on 31stOctober 2016 available to buy in store and online.

With a cute Santa’s little helper design each nappy will transform your baby into a little bundle of festive joy. The design itself looks just like Santa’s trousers, with a cute buckle and belt feature.

We were sent the size 6 nappies which are very generous and fit perfectly on my little boy, and provide great protection from leaks. We have always found that supermarket own brands are better in quality, longevity and comfort than some other well known brands, and these are no different.

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