Weeklies & Monthlies

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

June 2018

June; all of the ACHES June has seemed to just disappear hasn’t it? I can’t remember much of what I’ve done, it feels like nothing happened, but of course, that’s not the case. Stoma wise; with all the humid weather we’ve had, it’s meant that my bags aren’t lasting my full 48 hours as normal. This is partly due to the weather making me sweat and my bag just feeling uncomfortable after about a day, and it also is in part due to the fact that I’ve been keeping myself well hydrated, resulting in more output, thus more empties and…

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May 2018

May; The bringer of PAIN May has always been a troublesome month for me. In the past; I’ve had surgery in this month, felt the worst pains in my IBD diagnosis and found working during those times very difficult. So May, has always been a low month. And this year was not exception. Stoma wise; Priscilla has largely been trouble-free this month. I’ve had a couple of leaks and had to alter my change routine timing and some product around to ensure my peristomal skin is getting better not worse. But overall, she has been well-behaved and allowed me to…

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April 2018

April; a new year Whenever we get to April, I always find myself more excited for a new year than in January. I turned 30th this month and whilst it was quite affair, I’ve spent some time since thinking. Like, really thinking. Thinking hard about what I want to do and what I want to achieve. Which has meant lots of plans have been made; some viable and some not so. But this has meant that I’ve been working on what is actually achievable and how I go about achieve said ambitions and goals. More of this will come out…

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March 2018

 March was the month of making plans. This month has had quite abit of unexpected sickness and new issues to contend with. I started #bujo for the first time and found the whole process of making layouts, getting organised and the sense of achievement very rewarding and fulfilling. It’s been a great way of tracking lots of things every day and it’s definitely been of a benefit, so it continues. I had blood taken almost every week of this month; for different things – a possible IBD flare up, liver blood work following my infusion and then a huge amount…

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February 2018

Well, February was quite a tough one. As previously mentioned, I suffered an anxiety attack at the end of January which meant I was signed off from work for a while. A while turned out to be three weeks and now, at the end of the month; I have only just gotten back into the pattern of working again with a phased return. What I have been doing with my ‘time off’ is making space for me. I’ve been practicing a lot of self-care so that I look after myself as well as reaching out and communicating with those around…

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