Weeklies & Monthlies

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

February Goals

How did Januarys goals go? January was a tad more unpredictable than I had anticipated. Whilst my health was still being managed, I found that the pain I was in was overwhelming too much of my other aspects of my life – my house, my relationship, my hobbies, my friendships, my work. So, I took some time to focus on me. The focus however, has been around planning ahead for some big health changes. So despite all my good intentions to keep my health on an even keel, it became number one priority. Let me stress here that I know my…


January 2019

Low low Mood   Stoma wise; It’s been a month where body changes have contributed to my stoma changing too. When they say your stoma changes over time, I sort of thought, that it can’t be that much, it’ll be marginally but mine has changed a lot. In fact, so much so that I’ve moved up to the next cutting range on the bags I currently use. I’ve also experienced some bleeding from the edge due to me poorly assessing my size so my bag fits comfortably. This explains a few things that have been happening these last couple days…


January Goals

How did Decembers goals go? After the battle of November with my health, this leached into December somewhat. I ended up being signed off work and having to get my arse into gear and figure out how to control my pain better. I began a new regimen and found that after ten days it needed adjusting again, just as I returned to work. Alas, I conquered this and it soon controlled what we hoped for and back to work I went. I saw my GI and we confirmed my Vedolizumab is at present, controlling my IBD as well as expected. And…


December 2018

Anti Climax   Stoma wise; increase in some particular issues – such as watery output, green output and some blood. However, now under control and explainable by the new medications and questions about my ovarian cysts and semi blockages; they have only resulted in a couple of sore moments and increase in my usage. Luckily, I’ve been well prepared and covered over the festive period, just in case. And all be known, it was worth it – back to daily changes. Some of this is due to the lack of exercise and movement this month, culminating in festive consumption of…


December Goals

How did Novembers goals go? I felt very unwell this month, I won’t lie. Unwell enough to really need to see my IBD team but unable to get some face to face time, and several missed opportunities to talk to them. Everything that was niggling at me in October came full force in November – hitting me square between the (metaphorical) eyes. I spent quite alot of time off work trying to get things under control. Alas, that was proved pointless – I struggled to get my stump under control and it was not helped by my Vedolizumab infusion. I…


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