Keep an eye on your hands and feet

It may be easy to forget about your feet (all the way down there). But it’s important to keep an eye on them! (Your hands too). This is particularly important if you are prone to injuring yourself (and perhaps not realising, like me). Intact skin is one of our bodies’ defence mechanisms – there areContinue reading “Keep an eye on your hands and feet”

Should you “google” your medical condition?

Answer? yes – but with caution. (The Well Unwell has a resources page you can check out) Healthcare is a team effort – as a patient you are central to that team. Information is a vital aspect of being an empowered member of your healthcare team. However, you want to make sure you’re getting theContinue reading “Should you “google” your medical condition?”

Why do I wear SPF every day?

I wear SPF50+ every day – rain, hail or shine. The average daily maximum UV index for South-East Queensland is 4-5 in the winter months and 11-12 in summer. Meaning, we are always above the threshold at which sun protection is recommended. To be fair, I am very fair. My melanin levels were not designedContinue reading “Why do I wear SPF every day?”