Weeklies & Monthlies

all posts on what occurs weekly – High Five Friday and Plans for the Week Ahead

May Goals

How did April’s goals go? Here is what I set myself for the month of April: GOALS: Recover. Recover. Recover. TASKS: Plan some blog content. Make my way through my To-Watch list. Walk for 20 minutes every day.   Let’s recap… For the first week of April I spent time in hospital recovering from the immediate effects of having surgery. This saw me struggle with getting back on my feet – literally, I had low BP and a high heart rate for a couple days after the operation, so I was on a monitor for the first 72hrs. I had a…

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April 2019

Recover   Stoma wise; we had a few changes during my admission to my stoma – she shrank down in the immediate post op period and I could get away with a couple days without a change. In the weeks since discharge, I’ve had to try new things, including a deeper convexity on my bag. With my seal, without it, but definitely without paste. It does feel like things are creeping back up to the normal before surgery but I have found a two piece bag easier to manage and control my cutting and usage. So whilst I still get…

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April Goals

How did Marchs goals go? I spent my month signed off sick from work. My anxiety and depression have been really aggravated by a whole bunch of things but as luck would have it, my CBT started at the very end of February. Throughout March we looked into Behaviour Therapy to help me identify aspects of my anxiety and see why my mood was so low. What I have learnt in CBT has been extremely positive and will be discussed at a later date – Mental Health Anxiety posts will be live in early May time. Having that time off work…

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March 2019

The Close of a Chapter   Stoma wise; it’s still been a difficult time for little stoma. She probably is acting out before upcoming surgery, because I am back to daily changes. Thankfully, when I got my prescription review with my GP, I had made my decision on what barrier to keep using, and I even got to add in my strong barrier – my applicator one, not just the wipes – to my repeats. I am very happy knowing that I can continue to manage my stoma with adequate supplies. Not just for now, when I am going to…

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March Goals

How did Februarys goals go? I got sick, alot. I had not only one cold but two, coupled with an mild infection. I’ve had a ton of changes to my stoma supplies, so settling down into that routine has been challenging. But my goal of Journaling every day has been going strong. I’ve been able to document some key elements of my anxiety and whist my CBT appointments are continuing every two weeks, I do feel strong enough to battle through until then. I’ve had one blip – I had to talk to First Response Mental Health to help me settle…

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