I've blogged about the calendar shoot that I have been involved with. How I got 11 sisters. These weren't the first sisters I had gained. When I woke up from my first lap and was diagnosed, I felt terrifyingly alone. No matter how many friends sent me kind messages, I felt alone. Alone with a … Continue reading Every cloud has a silver lining. Even storm clouds
I've made a real effort this last few weeks to join in with the Endo Photo Challenge on Instagram. I've also shared this onto my Facebook and Twitter. (If you want to follow me on Twitter I'm @katieatheart222, my Instagram is more private) I've done this for several reasons: 1) There's still not enough known … Continue reading Why I Blog and Share
Today, during the Endo Photo Challenge, I have to find the positives of this disease. You may wonder what positives there are in this battle, there are a few. But there are so many negatives. Off the top of my head, these are the things I've missed out on directly because of this damned disease: … Continue reading So many negatives
Mother's Day. It happens every year. Every year children across the country make or buy cards, buy flowers or chocolates, make breakfast in bed and try and spoil their mums. I was reminiscing with mine today about all the things my brother and I did as children to "spoil her". I nearly split my stitches … Continue reading Being Fertility Challenged on Mother’s Day
A little over three years ago, I had just recovered from a surgery and knew I was awaiting another one. I wasn't well enough to look after my dog so he had gone to live at Mum's. I got to the point that I thought my life was just causing difficulties for others and that … Continue reading Dark Thoughts
On Monday 26th Feb, I received a letter through the post. It brought my surgery forward to Wednesday 28th! I had 36 hours to prepare for surgery! I spent about 4 hours in a blind panic, I had just about got back to doing everything I needed to after my lap and whilst Henry Hernia … Continue reading 36 hours to prepare for surgery! Goodbye Henry Hernia, part one!
Two days before my lap, I saw a post on Instagram that had been shared. It was a call for models with Endo for an Endo Awareness Calendar. It was a 1950s style shoot and I thought "Why the hell not!". I am not a small woman. I'm plus size. There is junk in my … Continue reading Monday 19th February – The second best day of my life!
I like numbers, I'm not ashamed to say I'm a Maths geek and proud of it... But this series of numbers, lap number 5 & surgery number 6 is difficult to process. I had to fight to get the surgery date through - the NHS is under such difficulties at the moment, but that didn't … Continue reading 9th January 2018 – Lap Number 5 – Surgery Number 6
I've been neglecting the blog of late. So I'm going to try and do an update, right now I'll just go into a tiny bit of detail about things, I'll catch up properly in the next few weeks... Here goes! I had my 5th lap on the 9th January - it was complex and longer … Continue reading It’s been a while!
Five years ago yesterday, I was diagnosed and had had my first lap. Whilst I was upset to have the diagnosis, I was relieved that all the problems I'd been having had a name. After the lap I was back on my feet almost instantly and back to work 6 days later. I moved house … Continue reading What a difference 5 years makes