Birthday (Blues)

Today officially marks another year down, another year older, and yet it all feels rather familiar to the previous years. But there are big changes this year, some positive and others not so much. I’m trying to weigh up how I feel but honestly, I’m quite conflicted. This is just a quick post today because…

Sun, Sea & Stomas

Some people have asked me how I got on going on holiday with a stoma. Can you swim? Can you eat? Was insurance expensive? Did you get leaks, did you struggle with the heat, were you able to wear summery clothes? Where did you get that awesome skull bag cover from (it is awesome, isn’t…

Granny Hips : Physio Parts 1&2

  I really didn’t know what to expect from physio. The rheumatologist, after diagnosing undifferentiated connective tissue disease (UCTD) and fibromyalgia, recommended physio and pain management. I’m also on Hydroxychloroquine for the UCTD. The appointment for physio came through in just a couple of weeks, but the pain management referral will apparently take a few,…

Mini Me Update

I don’t much like doing ‘me’ updates as I’m sure others must find me pretty boring, but I enjoy hearing how other people are doing so here we go! I bit the bullet and dyed my hair after a couple of years of no colouring. Goodbye 50 Shades of Ginger. Hello stained forehead and hair that’s visible from…

Going For The Chop!

There’s something really refreshing about getting a haircut. I grew mine out quite long and part of me loved long hair because I liked feeling hidden by it and, I guess, it also made me feel more feminine. I knew that longer hair would also balance out my face a little because I’ve always felt it…

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