Today is Rudolph's 2nd Stomaversary. On the 11th November 2013 my little stoma friend was created and it is an important day to reflect and to celebrate ( as strange as that might sound). For a person with a stoma the day of its creation can be viewed two ways. One of despair at an enforced … Continue reading Rudolphs 2nd Stomaversary !
We have decided to have a couple of nights away on North Stradbroke Island. For those of you not in Queensland Australia, this island is a Bay Island that we can get to on a 45 minute ferry ride. The ferry departs 4 minutes drive from where we live so is just so convenient & … Continue reading Holiday…..is it worth it?
My left femur broke spontaneously on October 6th 2014. It just snapped in two, no warning, apart from pain at the site for a few weeks, it just happened!! From a medical perspective it is a pathological break. We now know I have a rare genetic bone disease. It's The Strongest Bone In Your Body....It … Continue reading The day my femur broke!
A dear friend of mine has a stoma called Rosie. Rosie has been giving her a hard time of late and she has been in and out of hospital as a result. Life has been tough but she is an amazing lady who keeps bouncing back and brings much joy to others ( more than … Continue reading Dickens meets Rosie ~ A special moment
I've just had my encounter with yet another new Specialist. This time it was an Oral and Maxillofacial Surgeon, called in to review why my complicated tooth extraction late last year was still showing signs of an abscess and why the infected bone that was extracted at the same time as the tooth, was re-growing in an odd … Continue reading Oral & Maxillofacial Surgeon – A long formidable title but a lovely Dr
In 2010 I was in my mid 40’s, at the height of my career as an Executive Manager in a major bank. In April of 2010, I was getting ready to take 6 weeks long service leave to spend some quality time with my beautiful husband. We were going on a road trip, through South … Continue reading My Story