I've had a week of surprises. I should be used to the unexpected by now and generally I am. I take the shocks and twists and turns my body throws at me in my stride most days, most weeks. This week felt different though. Two weeks ago I felt a snap in my left foot. … Continue reading From Chaos to Calm
It's nearly 2017. A new year awaits. Will it be a good year, a difficult year, a happy year, a sad year? One thing is certain, none of us really know. As I look back over my life, every year has had highs & lows. Mostly my life has been exciting & exhilarating. Yes, even … Continue reading An Uncertain New Year
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 … Continue reading My Stoma Story
I was once called "Stoic" by my boss when I was working because of the way I got on with my chronic health issues without fuss & was always cheerful, smiling & putting others first. I kept working full time with that stoic attitude & nature until my body physically would no longer let me. … Continue reading Stoic by nature…..just not for a moment!
Today is my 50th birthday!! Something of a milestone & all year friends & family have been asking how am I going to celebrate? What amazing things do I have planned? Well with RA, a rare bone disease, broken femur & a colostomy, planning grand celebrations is just not possible. I never know from one … Continue reading Over the Hill… I’ve turned 50!!
Yesterday was my visit to the Oral and Maxillofacial Surgeon for debridement surgery. Back a few posts and you'll remember that a tooth extract last year turned into a complicated surgery as my tooth had fused to the jaw bone and it was all infected with an abscess. 8 months on and fragments of bone … Continue reading I have a Cricket Ball on my face….according to my husband!! Thankyou Oral & Maxillofacial Surgeon
This is not health related at all but it's doing my head in, so maybe a little health related!. My husband and I live in small complex of 4 town homes. Yesterday it was discovered that there was a leaking pipe coming somewhere from the mains in the common property area. Our neighbour noticed … Continue reading Just one of those days!!