Life Lately

All posts from the life lately series. Musings, thoughts, small rants, personal posts that don’t fit into a specific category or topic.

Life Lately | Liver Biopsy

Last chance diagnostic saloon Yesterday I went in for a biopsy on my Liver. If you’ve been a reader for a while, you’ll know that I’ve been seeing a Hematologist since late 2017 and as of yet, we have yet to really pin point why my LFTs – Liver Function Tests – have continued with their trend of being very high since 2014.…


Life Lately | The ‘Final’ Step

At last, answers and a plan. I last talked – openly and frankly – about my current predicament back at the end of November; re my rectal stump. Since then, we’ve had some improvement with its produce but it’s still a massive pain in the butt; metaphorical and literal. But we have had some appointments come through and we are…


Life Lately | Let’s Talk About… MY STUMP

** WARNING: graphic details about surgery and rectal stumps. NO PHOTOS just words ** Bear with me, this is going to get technical and emotional. Who would have thought a 30cm piece of my insides would cause me so much damn stress and pain? The Story I needed to have another surgery in August 2016 – my subtotal colectomy –…


Life Lately | The Revolving Door of Feelings

“It’s a shame. It’s awful being a grown up. But the carousel never stops turning. You can’t get off.” Hands up, who else feels like this?     I definitely feel this a lot of late. I thought it was just a chronic illness problem; that my life was beginning to be more and more dictated by my illness more…


Looking Back… and Looking Forward

Inspired by Emma over at Quite Gusty – here is her original post. Follow her on Twitter here! 2018 has sped past and it’s sometimes hard to believe we are ending the final months of the year. But in the same breath, it feels like it has been around for absolutely ages too. When you battle a chronic illness, it’s a…


Life Lately | Change, Change, Change

I’ve been pretty quiet here of late. Most of that is due to moving and all the emotions that brings up… Some of it is purely down to lack of anything interesting to write or share with you. But it has been troubling me; not having this creative outlet when things get tough. You see, this week, whilst it’s been…


Life Lately | Into Thirty We Go!

More of the same, ahead we go… My health has been so up and down of late; most of which needed some attention, I was completely unphased by my birthday on Monday! Processing and accepting where things are heading with each new issue is hard. And coping with anxiety doesn’t make any of this any easier; not that it would…


Life Lately | “And Another Thing..”

Do you ever have those moments when you just think ‘What else can be thrown at me?’ Not that I haven’t been feeling okay lately, but its been chock full of just things that need to be sorted and nothing is every simple with me. For one reason or another, every week for a while, I’ve had my blood taken.…


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