A 3 Day Weekend Break… To Hospital (Again)!

Apologies for being away for a few days and not being around to answer messages or read other blogs very much. Got taken in to A&E first thing Friday morning, so I’ve spent the last…

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How I Came To Respect My Anxiety & Accept Medication

My journey with mental health, especially anxiety, hasn’t been a smooth ride. It took me a long time to come to accept my issues and the use of medication, and that wasn’t an easy thing to…

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Why Today Is An Important Day

Yep, it’s the start of a new month (white rabbits!) and the last quarter of the year. Where did all that time go? Saturday 1st October 2016 is Colostomy Awareness Day, headed up by the wonderful…

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Addiction : Spring Cleaning / Attempts : Countless

So, what do I do when I’m stressy and feeling I have little control over things? Yep, I clean (lacklustre given the lack of energy but I do try) and tidy (rearranging things from one…

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This Is What I Really Mean When I Say ‘No’ To Going Out

It’s not a personal affront. It’s not me simply being boring and miserable (though it may be a bit of the latter). Turning down an invitation to go out, or me staying home rather than…

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A&E – Not Somewhere I Want To Be

I’ve recently returned home from 7 (long!) days in the hospital, having been admitted to A&E in absolute agony. I can honestly say it is a pleasure to be back to home comforts, even though…

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I’m Coming Out!

Since my ‘health issues’ started and everything began going downhill, I’ve tried to keep my mouth shut. There are some things you just don’t talk about, things that are personal and private that make you…

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My First Foray Into Non-Beige Foods Post-Ileostomy

Talking with stoma nurses can put the fear of God in to you. The scare stories of people who have ended up in hospital after daring to eat a carrot, or, heaven forbid, a hotdog,…

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What To Expect : Ileostomy Pre-Op

For anyone considering, or nearing the date of, an ileostomy, I thought I’d share my pre-op experience. This is just to give you an idea of what you may expect, though of course every hospital…

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