Tag: Children

‘I want to go back to where the Angels are.’ The day my Daughter told me she wanted to die.

The day my 8 year old daughter told me she wanted to die, was quiet. She was sitting at the table working on her mindfulness colouring book. I knew her headache was bad, that was why my five year old Maryam was playing in the fairy garden in the late afternoon sun, but she was…

Vagal Bloc for my Daughter’s Hypothalamic Obesity? How one reader led me to another potential treatment breakthrough

I  missed something in my research over the last nine months. My search terms were usually “Hypothalamic Obesity + Treatment”. I avoided searching for published papers on treatment for general obesity because HyOb is a very different, treatment resistant form of obesity. However, had I broadened my search terms (and been inundated with hundreds of…

The Price Young Brain Cancer Survivors pay for a Second Chance – Blog for “Cure Brain Cancer”

My daughter Hana is a brain cancer survivor, but her survival has come at a price. Every day I witness her suffering as she pays this price. Here is a piece I wrote about the cost of surviving paediatric brain cancer for the “Cure Brain Cancer Foundation.” ‘You can’t say that!’ My husband says, aghast.…

Update on how Oxytocin Hormone Replacement changed our lives! (Please share and spread the word for Brain Cancer Survivors and Sufferers of Pituitary Disorders)

This update is loooong overdue! Sorry about that, but if you’ve been following my Facebook page you’ll know that life for my little Brain Tumour survivor, Hana (- and us!)  has been pretty tricky recently. The ups and downs have really taken it out of me, feeling just a tad faded and jaded… The Earlier…

Could Oxytocin Therapy reduce Obsessive Behaviour in Brain Tumour Survivors?

A few days after the first part of our Oxytocin trial ended (read this to find out what happened!), I noticed something: Oxytocin reduced some of Hana’s obsessional behaviours, but it was only once these behaviours returned that I attributed this to the Oxytocin: Pens: Counting and Colour Coding Shortly after my daughter had her…

Homeopathy and Brain Healing – The start of a new Adventure

My first experiences of homeopathy have shown me  not that it is as ‘ subtle’ as I’d imagined! What I have witnessed so far is something very powerful, something that  needs respect and careful prescribing. You’ll see why below. Meanwhile, a bit of philosophising. When you suffer you also learn, and one thing I’ve learnt…