Most recently, I have had the fortune of crossing paths with some pretty extraordinary beings. One of whom has become incredibly close to me, also lives with Crohn’s Disease, also had bowel surgery, and lived with this (at times) life threatening disease for the majority of his life. Fortunately – his disease is at bay […]Read More extraordinary spirit
It’s been really heartbreaking, disturbing and has made me feel honestly depressed – reading the stories of all the women who have been abused by one man. Women literally raped, and then made feel completely powerless to speak up, due to Weinstein’s law team, his influence in the media, and of course – the physical […]Read More Bigger than Weinstein
What’s it like living with a bag? Pretty shitty to be honest;) Yeah I went there!!! Today is World Ostomy Day, in part of Ostomy Awareness Week! So, want to share my experience of living with an Ostomy. You excited? 😉 Firstly – an Ostomy/aka Stoma/ aka Bag – is when surgery has taken place […]Read More Ostomy Awareness!
No seriously – we need to talk – especially those who are living with a chronic illness. It’s not winging (such a stigma that needs to go). I mean talking, because we really need to. You know the hardest thing (one of the hardest things) about living with a chronic illness, is coming to […]Read More Let’s talk.
Do these sound familiar? ‘Listen to your gut’ ‘Gut feeling’ ‘Gut wrenching experience’ ‘Butterflies in the stomach’ There is a book that’s a bit of a best seller right now, ‘The Mind Gut Connection’ by Dr Emeran Mayer – demonstrating the inextricable, biological link between the mind and the digestive system. Dr. Mayer explains, […]Read More Mental health AND the gut
Being diagnosed with IBD – is not exactly the type of news you want to hear! Big sweeping terms from the specialist like: ‘we don’t know what causes IBD…’ ‘we don’t know how you personally got IBD…’ ‘but, it’s for life…’ ‘it can be serious…’ ‘or not so serious…’ ‘and, we don’t have a cure…’ […]Read More I’ve got what?!?
Nice one Frankie D Roosevelt. However, try anticipating a specialist appointment in 2 days and knowing before the Dr does, that surgery may be on the cards, again. Fear can be very real. How do we accept the unacceptable? How can you avoid anxiety when you are so massively uncertain […]Read More ‘The only thing we have to fear is fear itself’