For those of you who know me well you will know that I adore Christmas. The past few Christmases have been interesting to say the least with my stoma creation (Rudolph had to feature 😊) , my broken leg, bone disease and Rheumatoid Arthritis. This year is not disappointing in the challenging Christmas stakes. My … Continue reading It’s beginning to look a lot like Christmas!
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!!
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
One of the things I have always loved is Interior Decorating. After working crazy hours, when I was able to work, I would like nothing better than to spend the weekend at home creating new looks around the house with soft furnishings. My favourite style is French Provencal with a bit of the Hamptons style … Continue reading Disabled Decor ~ A nice house is still possible with a bit of creative thinking!
Having a stoma requires a change of life and a change of mindset. Accepting that you now have to manage a normal bodily function a little differently is half the battle. For many people that can be an extremely difficult leap as they may have received their stoma in an emergency situation due to severe diverticulitis … Continue reading Rudolph and Rosie
Today I visited my stoma nurse. I had my colostomy surgery 14 months ago and have really been blessed with a smooth ride in terms of adjusting to having a stoma. Today's visit was the first time I've seen a stoma nurse since my surgery and it was really just a nice chat about how I … Continue reading Stoma Nurse Visit
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 that year 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 … Continue reading My Story