Therapy Box

Therapy Box

This was put on my care plan that was written at the beginning of the year. But in all honesty I had no bloody idea what to put in and if it will actually be beneficial to me. Now I know what is in it (all tailored to me) but I still don’t know if I will get any use out of it but it is there if I need it. I guess that is the main thing really, so this post will cover what I have in and why. It may give you idea of what to put in yours if it is something you have been asked to do or feel that it maybe beneficial to you. Read more

Smear Test Truths – Time to Talk Tuesday

anxieties around smear tests - time to talk tuesdays

I have been struggling recently with a lot of issues when it comes to my mental health and I have decided that maybe writing about them will help me possibly work through my issues. So here is my “Time to Talk Tuesdays” if I can help someone else by letting them know they aren’t alone or give someone words they can’t get out to explain to a loved one then I will be happy. So this week I am talking smear tests! Yes they aren’t the most pleasant things to go through but they really are such an imperative procedure in the prevention/early detection of cervical cancer and abnormal cell growth.  Read more

My Mental Health Is Being Squiffy

my mental health is being squiffy

With one of the topics on The IBD and Ostomy Support Show being mental health I felt it was the perfect time to write this. Now I have spoken a couple of times about being slightly fragile with my mental health and it is mainly down to events in my life triggering feelings rather than being depressed specifically. I definitely feel like the caesarean has deeply affected my current mental state but I don’t think it is just that.  Read more

Little Mister, His Big Sister And An Ostomy

little mister, his big sister and an ostomy

So since my beautiful Little Mister has been born my emotions regarding the events surrounding his birth have paled in comparison to how happy both 00Steve and myself are. It still isn’t easy to think about including removing my dressing and feeling like a piece of meat tied with butchers twine. This is apparently a normal way of finishing off a suture. Read more