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We need to talk about CMV -Me, My Boy & CMV

We need to talk about CMV

Cytomegalovirus (sy·toe·MEG·a·low·vy·rus) commonly called CMV, is a common virus that is generally harmless to people with healthy immune systems. However pregnant women who haven’t been exposed to CMV are at risk of passing it to their unborn child should they come into contact with it. Here is my latest poem I have written about it. There is more information at

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Don’t judge what you cannot see – A poem on hidden disabilities

This is a poem by Nicola Tiffin on hidden disabilities. She wants to raise awareness of hidden disabilities through alternative methods. Enjoy.   Don’t judge what you cannot see When you look at me what do you see? Someone able bodied just like you. But I hide something you cannot see, Neuropathic pain but you still judge me. Sometimes I

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Hidden disabilities & the constant judgement

Stories of angry notes being left on cars in disabled bays or people being accosted for using disabled facilities are becoming so frequent you’d be forgiven for skipping past them. It seems we live in a world where it is acceptable for you to be judged on your appearance rather than, you know…. medical professional’s opinions. Hundreds of thousands, if

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