• Life Lately | Lockdown Update

    There is something else to be said about trusting your guts… I think if I trusted mine, I would be in serious trouble. But if you look at abit further, a little deeper, there is some truth. My guts are a barometer of pain and of my condition. They let me know when something is […]

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  • Life Lately | Catching My Breath

    Oh hey there, hello again. It’s been a while since I did a ‘me and my health’ update. Last time, I spoke about the final stages of my perianal wound healing and a quick GI update. Well, since then, I’ve had my wound close fully – celebrations all around! Only took six months of pure […]

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  • Life Lately | Early September Madness

    Oh hey, hi, hello. It seems my ‘updates’ have been falling under my month review for the last couple months, but this is something else; a significant update. I had a routine surgical check up with my surgeon in late August which we had planned in my care as just a way to better monitor […]

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  • Life Lately | Surgical & IBD Update

    Let’s catch up, shall we? I haven’t done a ‘Life Lately‘ posts since I was having my wound dressed each day. That feels like forever ago but it has only been a matter on weeks. So, let’s catch up on everything medical that’s happened since my Vedolizumab at the end of May. A general overview of […]

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  • Life Lately | Wound Care

    DISCLAIMER: This post discusses the care of surgical wounds. No photos of any wounds are present in this post. The thing with surgery is you are left with scars. Scars mean wounds. And wounds mean wound care. For each of my bowel surgeries, I’ve been left with wound in the immediate post op period. My […]

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  • Life Lately | Endocrinology

    Pesky Ovaries! I’ve mentioned before, following some investigatory blood work, my GP had referred me to a Endocrinologist for some more answers and possible treatment for my PCOS. Background: I’ve been diagnosed with PCOS – Polycystic Ovary Syndrome – since I was 16/17 when I had a very large absence of periods, as well as […]

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  • 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 […]

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  • 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 […]

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