My Top Ten Posts Of The Year 2018

So it is the time of year we start rounding up and reflecting.  I thought I would start this years top ten posts with a collection of my favourite posts which I have written throughout the year.  Hopefully you will have already read and enjoyed these, but if not I hope you have a read … Continue reading My Top Ten Posts Of The Year 2018

December Challenge

Good morning and happy December to you all!  It is one of my favourite months, I love all things festive and spending so much family time having fun!  What are you looking forward to this month? Last Month's Challenge In November I set myself a challenge to give myself some time each day to complete … Continue reading December Challenge

Stoma Accessory Hacks

Good morning and happy Friday!  So excited for the weekend, have you got any plans?  We don't have anything major planned but I will be off to Halifax at some point. Stoma Accessories or Stoma Necessities? There is a big debate at the moment about the products we get sent to help with stoma care.  … Continue reading Stoma Accessory Hacks

The Summer So Far…

Good afternoon and happy new week!  Today I wanted to share some of the things we got up to in the first two weeks of the Summer holidays with the boys.  Hopefully this can help give you some inspiration and ideas for days out and things to do. Chatham Historical Dockyards We were incredibly luck … Continue reading The Summer So Far…

A Day In The Life – Starting A New Biologic Medication

Yesterday I started my new biologic medication.  It is called Stelara (Ustekinimab) and we are hoping it will sort out my Arthritis flare and also keep my Crohns Disease under control. I have had to wait for a few weeks from my rheumatologist deciding this was the next step to take.  First she had to … Continue reading A Day In The Life – Starting A New Biologic Medication

BlogMas Day Nine – Spoonie Christmas Challenge

WHAT ILLNESSES DO YOU SUFFER WITH? I have rheumatoid arthritis, Crohns disease, an ileostomy, ostopenia, high blood pressure and iritis WHAT'S THE CRAZIEST 'CURE' SOMEONE HAS EVER OFFERED YOU? Well according to one GP I saw (yes a doctor), I shouldn't need a bone scan because I am too young to suffer from these issues! … Continue reading BlogMas Day Nine – Spoonie Christmas Challenge

So What Is A Spoonie?

"Is this woman making similarities between living with a chronic illness and hosting a fucking tea party?" Daniel Lee So yesterday when a good friend (and fellow Crohns patient) asked me this in his oh so Daniel Lee way, I realised not everyone will realise what a 'spoonie' is. Not even fellow spoonies it appears! … Continue reading So What Is A Spoonie?

It’s Time To Listen

Today is a day for listening to my body. Which is alot harder to do than most think! As a mummy I know I should be hoovering the house, doing the washing up, prepping tea etc. while the boys are at school. But my body is crying at me. Stop! And I've had to listen … Continue reading It’s Time To Listen

An Introduction

I wrote my first blog post almost 10 months ago, just after turning 30 and going through what was probably the toughest 8 months of my life. I then kept it to myself as I thought no one would want to read it! Fast forward to the present day and I realised at the weekend, … Continue reading An Introduction