Interview with Novelist Karen Rhodes (My Cushings Journey) — Novel Writing Festival

Born in 1979 Karen was raised in a small town on the south coast of England. Unfortunately a lot of health issues have controlled her life restricting her ambitions. Although after leaving school she went to college and trained to be a nvq 3 health care assistant in the hope to continue on to become a nurse but life had other ideas for her and she was diagnosed with a rare disease that stole her youth and banished her dreams. Amazon Link for my book http://www.amazon.co.uk/gp/product/1530350735

via Interview with Novelist Karen Rhodes (My Cushings Journey) — Novel Writing Festival

Interview with Novelist Karen Rhodes (My Cushings Journey)

Novel Writing Festival

Born in 1979 Karen was raised in a small town on the south coast of England. Unfortunately a lot of health issues have controlled her life restricting her ambitions. Although after leaving school she went to college and trained to be a nvq 3 health care assistant in the hope to continue on to become a nurse but life had other ideas for her and she was diagnosed with a rare disease that stole her youth and banished her dreams.

Amazon Link for my book http://www.amazon.co.uk/gp/product/1530350735

Matthew Toffolo: What is the general theme and tone of your novels?

Karen Rhodes: My Cushings Journey is my true story of how my life has been restricted by lots of illness and how a rare disease has impacted my life and of those around me. Its written with a lot of emotion sad funny and informative.

MT: Why should people buy your novels?

View original post 532 more words

#MyCushingsJourney hits #1

I can not believe it. I logged onto Amazon.co.uk this morning to find that my book has reached the number 1 best seller spot in its catergory of audiobook/medical/diseases im overwhelmed by how well it has done and all the support i have received. I never believed i would sell 1 copy now im a best seller. Its not sinking in yet 🙂

I have also done my first internet interview which i will post a link to when its live.

Thank you for all the support and making my day

luv to u all xxx

Gastroscapy nightmare

The first thing I was told after my surgery to remove the tumour was I am now steroid dependant and when ill I must increase dosage to help my body to cope this includes colds fevers ect.  Also when my body has to go through stress emotional and physical. If I’m not able to take tablets for any reason I must have injections instead.

So in two weeks time I’m due to have a gastroscapy.  So I ring the department to inform them I am steroid dependent as the appointment letter says nil by mouth 6 hours prior to the procedure including medication.  The nurse says don’t worry you can take tablets straight after. STRAIGHT AFTER I need my steroids for my body to cope with stress I’m already nervous about it but I couldn’t get the nurse on the phone to listen!!! She was more concerned that I be put 1st on list because I’m type 2 diabetic.

Called my endocrine consultant on Friday to get his help.  Of course I’m right I need to double my dose before going and if they are determined I can’t take tablets then injection it is.

He could tell how worried I was so is going to talk to the gastroscapy doctor on my behalf

Why do nurses always make you feel like your making a fuss over nothing

I’m only trying to make sure I don’t die just so a doctor can see my insides xx That’s nothing!!!!! 😃😃