Exactly 2 months away

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I don’t know if I have mentioned in my health updates before but I have to go through another huge operation in exactly 2 months.

If you are a new reader in March of this year I had my bladder taken away. It was the bane of my life and was forever poorly with it. So I pee into a bag called a urostomy

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Due to a 9 and a half hour op to get my bladder unstuck from my bowel and womb saving them before removing the useless bladder, the blood supply wouldn’t stretch up enough (they use part of your bowel to make a stoma for your wee)…crazy but clever.

So I have a stoma lower down that causes me problems still so the operation in January is to take away some of my tummy and flatten it out. I don’t have much of a muffin top but it’ll help in the long run..then they will resite my urostomy.

I have been told that it could be anything from 2 weeks to 9 weeks stay in hospital and to be prepared to maybe have a poo bag ( colostomy/ileostomy) as they are messing about with the intestine and bowel.

All the poor health and I still smile and stay positive because it’s all I know what to do in bad times.

So just a little part of my health journey and a little reflection.

Happy Friday 🌸

Make someone else’s day

Even though I haven’t stepped foot outside my front door today I have made sure that I’ve made some people smile today

I have had a couple conversations on the phone, and I made sure there was a bit of laughter in there somewhere. I always think if I’ve made at least one person happy then I am happy.

On my Instagram I couldn’t help but show the silly side of me with a good old sing-along and a Snapchat filter

Here it is 🙈

Sometimes people won’t be having a good day and might not have it in them to let you know. But a little cheerfulness goes a long long way.

The days not out so go make someone’s day.

Health update

Thought it had been a while since I did one of these updates on my health. So here’s the rundown.

ANXIETY

My appears from nowhere, for no rhyme or reason at the moment.

I get a tight chest, my thoughts are all over the place, I feel lightheaded and think I’m going to faint. The anxiety relievers I use are a stress ball type thing if it’s within reach at the time or the apps I’ve downloaded on my phone especially for anxiety. I’ll let you know them in a later post.

If I’m near my bed I lie down and listen to music or a guided meditation. It does help alot at the time.

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UROSTOMY

It was going swimmingly, no problems as such and then it started leaking. So bag changes were and still are a bit of a performance.

My kidneys seem to be doing overdrive, I have an ultrasound at the end of the month so I’ll know more about that then.

I have to have another major op on my skin and stoma in the next 4 months to sort the problems out.

I was iron deficient but from last test I’m OK but still gotta take these horrible tablets.

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M.E

It’s not been too bad actually I do however find myself going off to bed early like half 7 at night some evenings.

My voice goes and my voice gets sore when my body thinks I’ve overdone it. Some days I feel exhausted even after 8 hours sleep. But I find a happy medium most of the time where I can have a nap if needs be or just a lie down.

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FUNCTIONAL NEUROLOGICAL DISORDER

My mobility is very up and down, when my body cooperates its good when it doesn’t I have to either use my wheelchair all the time or go into hospital if it is a real bad episode. We have had our shower adapted, so showering is much easier. Before we had a tiny closed in cubicle now it’s a lovely big wet room.

Most days my body is aching. I use wheat bags or a hot water bottle as I find heat it a great healer.

I wish I could have someone on tap for massage because I find that relieves the aches too. I want a new matteress one that your body just molds into, but until I’ve had my op it’s on hold.

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So there you are the life of a chronically ill peach.

But blogging keeps me going and writing is my passion so I won’t stop.

Thanks for stopping by

Til next time

Fierce Female Friday Week 2

This is Hannah who is a mental health nurse by trade, beginning to branch out as a mental health and wellbeing coach.

She’s a mum of 2 and step mum of 4, ages range from 2-18. So home life can be extremely busy,but all good fun.

So let’s get to know Hannah

and what makes her a fierce female

What makes you feel powerful?

I always feel stronger after meditating and finding my inner strength, allowing all the stresses around me melt away. I also look at myself in the mirror and tell myself I am awesome

What 3 strong women do you look up to?

Michelle Obama is an inspiration. I loved reading her autobiography. She is such a down to earth woman who is humbled by all the amazing opportunities that have opened up for her.

Sarah Steckler founder of Mindful Productivity because she is again really down to earth and open about her own struggles through life.

My mum because she has so much confidence in herself. We may not always see eye to eye but her inner strength and conviction is something I aspire to achieve in myself

What advice would you give to someone needing to find their inner fierceness?

I try to remind myself of all the positive things people tell me about myself. And remind myself that if I were to call others all the horrible things I call myself, no one would like me! I highly recommend meditation to help calm the mind and then focus on the positive messages in their life

Please feel free to go follow Hannah on her socials and her blog

Hannahs blog is: mumsymisfit

Hannahs Twitter is Mumsymisfit

and her Instagram is Mumsymisfit

You can DM her on there for coaching details and ask about her passion planner discounts aswell

Thank you for stopping by… Join me next week to see who else is a fierce female.

Til my next post

FEATURE FRIDAY WEEK 2

Here is Em introducing herself and her blog

Hi, I’m Em. After not reading much for the past few years I decided to set myself a challenge for 2019. This challenge was to read 25 books in the year. So far at the time of writing this, we are 8 months in I am on 79 books. My blog is a place where I review and talk everything books. I’m fairly new to it (couple of months) but I’m really enjoying it and am starting to trail new ideas.

A few facts about me:
– I own (currently) over 640 books
– I have not read Harry Potter yet, hopefully this will change soon (please don’t hate me)
– I mainly only buy second hand books

YOU CAN FIND EMS BLOG HERE: Em and her books

THE REST OF HER SOCIAL LINKS ARE HERE ON LINKTREE: Em and her books

Secondly we have Paige Bowen from Paige B writes

My name is Paige. I am 20 years and about to go into my second year at Brunel university for creative writing. I’ve had a blog since 2016 but recently completely rebranded to what it is now. I am a makeup lover and am hoping to start up makeup business of my own at some point this year. I also love reading and am in the process of writing my own novel.

YOU CAN FIND PAIGES BLOG HERE: Paige B Writes

HER INSTAGRAM LINK IS: Paige B Writes

HER TWITTER LINK IS: Paige B Writes

Nexts Friday I’ll have more blog featured so keep an eye out.

FEATURE FRIDAY WEEK 1

Last year I had the idea of featuring some bloggers and giving them a shout out so I thought I’d bring it back this year

Starting off my Feature Friday series we have

All things Gee

Gees blog is a little escape for her and hopefully those who read it. It is mostly a blog full of book reviews, she also love makeup and beauty. It contains the odd theatre review aswell

Social media links:

Insta: Allthingsgeexo

Blog: allthingsgee.blog

Twitter: AllthingsGeexo

I really think you should go give her blog a nosey and give it some love

Secondly we have….

House of Kesar

Marion is a lifestyle and fashion blogger based in Nairobi. She mostly blogs about things in her niche that she loves and thinks will be helpful to others.

Blog: Houseofkesar.com

Pinterest: House of kesar

Instagram: House of kesar

Twitter: @House_of_kesar

Facebook: iamhouseofkesar

You know what to do go give Marion your support.

Look out next Friday for more bloggers you can find out about and follow.

Til then my loves