It's 2.30 am, and I'm writing a blog post. I must be mad. I should be enjoying a good dream at this time of the early morning.
Category: Colorectal Surgeon
Silver Linings, Despite Difficulties
"The quiet words spoken to us that morning brought amazing peace and linked beautifully into the promise of a safe path for our future."
Another Day, Another Diagnosis
"Something isn't right. This is a new pain, a new discomfort. I feel like something is stuck in the middle of my abdomen, just below my ribs......plus I look 6 months pregnant!" This is the conversation I had with my husband just over a week ago. He was so concerned by what he was witnessing … Continue reading Another Day, Another Diagnosis
Happy 7th Birthday To My Stoma….Otherwise Known As Rudolph
I can’t believe the 11th November 2020, marks 7 years since my life changing colostomy surgery. My stoma, affectionately called Rudolph, is now 7 years old! For those of you without a stoma it may seem a strange thing to celebrate. While it was life changing, it was also life saving and I will be … Continue reading Happy 7th Birthday To My Stoma….Otherwise Known As Rudolph
Taking A Professional Approach With Your Medical Team
Growing up I was often referred to as “Pollyanna” as I naturally played the glad game, always looking for the positive in a situation. I can’t tell you how grateful I am that I was born with that personality trait given the health issues that have been thrown at me. As I moved into adulthood … Continue reading Taking A Professional Approach With Your Medical Team
My Stoma Story
I've made mention of my Colostomy (fondly named Rudolph) throughout my blog, but I realised that I've never really told the full story of why I have a stoma. Since 2014 my life has been overtaken by the story of my broken femur and subsequent genetic bone disease diagnosis. In many regards my stoma has … Continue reading My Stoma Story