Wednesday, 6 July 2016
The Power Of A Picture In Healthcare
About Lucy Watts MBE
Lucy is a disabled 22 year old young lady with life-limiting complications of Ehlers-Danlos Syndrome. She writes and speaks for a number of charities and runs this blog. She is an Ambassador for Together for Short Lives and Dreams Come True, Trustee for the Pseudo Obstruction Research Trust and is the first Youth Ambassador for the International Children's Palliative Care Network, also working with charities such as Scope and the Council for Disabled Children as well as Association for Young People's Health via the Young People's Health Partnership, the Children's Health and Wellbeing Forum and the Children and Young People's Health Outcomes Forum. Lucy was appointed MBE in the Queen's New Year Honours 2016 for her Services to Young People with Disabilities.
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In the New Years Honours 2016, I was appointed Member of the Most Excellent Order of the British Empire for my services to Young People wi...
We’ve all heard of cancer; the dreaded “C”. While there is still much to learn about cancer, and many lives lost to or affected by it, ther...
On Tuesday 4th April, my hospice nurse Nicky and I sat down and talked the nitty gritty. We talked about how I am, what I've been ...
I’m not sure why society is not better equipped to support unpaid carers. Why they are so often undervalued. They save the UK on avera...
You see me at my worst. You see me stuck in a bed in hospital, in pain, struggling, fighting repeated bouts of sepsis, reliant on more ...
Chronic Intestinal Pseudo Obstruction Chronic Intestinal Pseudo Obstruction. Quite a mouthful, huh? Believe me, it's a lot harder...
Today I had a very successful hospital appointment at the National Hospital for Neurology and Neurosurgery with the neuromuscular team,...
Customary to me, this blog reflects on what has been a very mixed year. Incredible highs, the highest of highs, and yet deep, dark, terr...
My poem about nursing and the loss of the bursary. I'm 22 years old, have a life-shortening form of a condition which is not usually li...
I am disabled. I am covered in tubes, bags and scars. I am perfectly imperfect, not what society defines as beautiful. I don’t feel bea...