I can't believe on the 11th November my beloved stoma, affectionately called Rudolph, is turning 5! 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 forever grateful for the day of my stoma surgery. Something … Continue reading Happy 5th Stomaversary to Rudolph and Me!
A cheerful look brings joy to the heart, and good news health to the bones. Proverbs 15:30 It's a gorgeous morning. The sun is shining, the birds are singing. I can hear children playing in the local schoolyard and a cool gentle breeze is blowing through my bedroom window. I'm resting on my bed … Continue reading A Cheerful Approach To A Chronic Situation
How many times have you said, "No worries, that's as easy as......." I know I've said it countless times during my life. In fact that's how I used to live my life. Everything was seemingly easy and if it wasn't I could quickly convince myself it was. I had a positive can do, absolutely, yes … Continue reading It’s Never As Easy As……
For 8 days in November 2017 I lay in a hospital bed basically writhing in pain. Rewind to the beginning of that 8 day period and I was being rushed to hospital in an ambulance as my left leg, the one with the non union femur fracture, was like a wooden block and it would … Continue reading A Hospital Stay To Remember
It's nearly 3 years since my left femur snapped in two. Those first two years I can barely remember. It's a blur of surgery after surgery, hospital stay after hospital stay, recovery after recovery. Actually recovery is probably the wrong word because I haven't recovered. My left femur is still broken. It's officially diagnosed as … Continue reading The Next “Leg” of My Journey
I don't often write about the ins and outs of living with a stoma but today I'm making an exception. The life of an Ostomate is in general a mystery to most people. Let's face it, you don't usually think about having a stoma or researching what it might be like to have one, unless … Continue reading Thank goodness…It wasn’t me!
I am excited to introduce my new Guest Blogger, Dave Head. Dave lives with a number of Chronic diseases including, Multiple Sclerosis and he has an Ileostomy. His courage, strength and determination to live life well,in the midst of and despite of his circumstances,is truly inspiring as you will see for yourself as you read his latest post. Don’t stop there though, check out his entire blog ” Life is how you live it”
Enjoy Sam xx
There tends to be a question that often arises once I build a friendship with another person;
“How in the hell do you stay so positive with everything you’ve gone through?”
My typical response will be “I don’t know, I just seem to.”
I have come to realize there is a far deeper explanation than this. Previously I had not put a great deal of thought into the true answer. I simply account it to moving on. As you can imagine, it is not as simple as this. Often during times of difficulty with an illness I do go into a different state of mind as I’m sure all of us do. Our daily routine of life is disrupted, depending on the circumstance this disruption will vary from mild to severe. Either way, what seemed most pressing in our lives suddenly moved down our list of importance.
I have read…
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