Monthly Archives: September 2015

The mystery of SADs

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SADS (Sudden Arrhythmic Death Syndrome) is a heartbreaking fatal cardiac condition which causes a loss and grief for loved ones. It can occur at any point in life and often leaves many unanswered questions- making research vital. The cause is not clear, warning signals are not always present and preventative methods are being developed.

SADs is an umbrella term used to describe a premature death. The charity SADs UK provides medical information in regards to the condition, warning signs, the heartbeat, equipment and conditions that can lead to SADs.

SADs has affected my family as in 2012 we lost a loved one who had no previous underlying medical conditions, was fit, active and healthy. To have such an untimely and unexplained death is devastating and leaves family and friends with no closure.

For further information or to support the cause please click here.

If you experience any of the warning signals below it is advisable to consult your doctor

*faint or have an apparent seizure during physical activity, especially if it happens repeatedly
*faint or have an apparent seizure during emotional excitement, distress, startle or on arousal from sleep
*consistent or unusual chest paint and/or abnormal shortness of breath during exercise and dizziness
*a family history of a premature death of an apparently healthy person (under age 40)

SADs website link

Relocation – Excitement to exhaustion

uk-mapThe prospect of somewhere different, new and exciting often fills a ‘relocator’ with elation as well as some fears. You’ve told your family, your friends, relevant contacts and may even have splashed it all across your social media.

You’re looking forward to you’re relocation. You’re picturing a new start, the changes, lifestyle and even things you’re going to do but then…………………….. reality sets in – ‘You’re moving!!!!!  equals stress, upheaval and packing. Its tiresome, hard work, involves planning, organisation and a huge degree of energy. The biggest task is managing this alongside your normal daily routines and having the ability to still function. How do you do this?

Click here for some helpful tips and considerations to assist your move.