Tag: <span>COVID-19</span>

I was finishing up work on Monday this week, and I got a call from the nurse from my GP’s surgery. They had a spare dose of the COVID-19 vaccine, and asked if I could come in straight away. Apparently I was already on their list of high-risk patients because…

Medication

Obesity has been identified as one of the significant risk factors for people catching the COVID-19 coronavirus. Here in Ireland, the vaccine rollout is being done in groups, which starts with: Group 1 – People ages 65 years and older who live in long-term care facilities Group 2 – Frontline…

News

With record numbers of COVID-19 positive people currently in hospital, the HSE in Ireland is taking over some of the capacity of private hospitals. It’s expected that around 25% of capacity in private hospitals will be controlled by the HSE for a period of about 12 months. That’s going to…

News

As I reflect on the past year, it’s with mixed feelings. For many people it’s been a horrible desperate year. The COVID-19 virus has impacted everyone, through sickness, loss of a livelihood, or impacts on physical or mental health. Many have lost loved ones and haven’t even been able to…

My Story

It’s well reported in the media that older people are more at risk from serious complications if they catch COVID-19. However researchers are have also identified that obese people are also a high-risk group. The reason that obese people are at such a high risk is because they are more…

Sickness

It’s only two weeks until Christmas, but this year it’s going to be very different. This year I’ll be 4 months post-surgery from my gastric bypass. Every other Christmas in the past has involved me eating my own body weight in turkey, potatoes, christmas pudding, and chocolate! There would be…

Diet