Recover, Adapt and Overcome

recover, adapt and overcome - conference and ball

I have a heck of a lot of respect and love for the Purple Wings Charity. I genuinely don’t believe I would be in the position I am now if it wasn’t for a message about the ball I saw in a group. The conference is where I was able to make contacts who became friends such as Jasmine and Nozar, let alone Lauren and meeting a ton of friendly and amazing ostomates which you can read about the conference and the ball in those links. Read more

The Most Traumatic Day Of My Life

the most traumatic day of my life

It was supposed to have been one of the most beautiful days you can have; becoming a parent whether for the first time or not it is supposed to be a time of love and joy. Well unfortunately when my son Jacob came into the world that wasn’t exactly the case it was pretty damn traumatic. But I will start from the admission to put it into context. Read more

Hello Awestomy

hello awestomy

I’m now part of the Awestomy club (I would love to say I came up with that myself but I didn’t I found it on pinterest) and I already feel better for it. When I woke up in recovery I remember asking the staff to bleep my dad because he would either be with or get hold of 00Steve I just wanted a hug at this point. Read more

Today Is The Day

today is the day i get my ostomy

I have been awake since 4 am 00Steve was making stupid noises and I just couldn’t get back to sleep fully, part of me thinks I could be worried about getting my ileostomy. So when 6 am rolled round I was not ready to get up and take the morning dose of maxijule. I made coffee for 00Steve and got Ra-Ra up and dressed and we set off to go to my brother and sister in laws. I made a pit stop to give my sisters husband his birthday cards and get spuddle cuddles (eldest nephew) Ra-Ra was a bit unsure of staying at Ted and Sam’s but not because of them, but she had a bad night and knew I was going into hospital today.  Read more