Another race booked

Howdy ho people. I am feeling in a particularly chirpy mood today. I felt a bit stagnated and with no races planned until the end of February I was disappointed that there would be no competitive events for such a long time. Which is why I have booked myself in for the Battersea Park 10k…

Dave has UC again

It’s day 5 after ileostomy reversal surgery and the last 2 says have been quite exciting. Not at all fun but still exciting. A little spoiler to my blog readers, this post will talk about poop. I’m sorry but it is topic number 1 with this disease! We left the hospital on Saturday afternoon with…

2 days after ileostomy reversal

Hello everyone, just a quick update as I don’t think I really have the energy to muster up anything too special. It has been just under 2 days since I had my ileostomy reversed. We had a long wait on Thursday and I only went in to the operating theatre at about 3ish. The operation…

Poland and the last bag

I am writing this post to you from the comforts of my bed after an extremely tiring long weekend in Poland. A weekend meeting family, eating lots and drinking even more. The Polish way! We set off in the car at 4am on Thursday morning to catch our 8am flight from the gorgeous Luton. The…

4th and final surgery and running

So I haven’t posted since the weekend after my J Pouch creation surgery in July. Not for any sort of reason, I just haven’t felt the urge to post. Life has been quite hectic since then. About 2 weeks ago I went on my first run since June. Needless to say it was brutal. But…

Difficult weekend in hospital

Wow. So that was a tough weekend. I have felt incredibly awful. Not sure how my visitors have coped with my grumpiness. They are probably used to that by now I guess. So Thursday started well. I was the second person to go down for surgery at about 9ish. It was great to get it…

The night before surgery

Twas the night before surgery, when all through the house, nothing was stirring, not even a mouse. And me. I am stirring. I have just had my last meal for the next few days. I had chips and a burger with cheese, eggs and bacon. Enjoy sifting through the remnants of that Mr Surgeon. I…

1 more week to go

1 more week to go! I’m starting to get myself ready for it now. Planning who to hand over to at work. Not buying too many fresh vegetables. Not planning anything for the next month and a half. It’s kind of like when you get into holiday mode before you go away, only a lot…

Trying to run away from the inevitable

It is only at the last minute, when time has all but run out do we try and make a change. With less than 3 weeks to my surgery induced incarceration I am starting to have a mild panic. Not in the traditional knee knocking, sweaty, nervous kind of way but in a more vicarious fashion which involves…

Holidays, surgery and more

Woosh. It has been a very busy couple of months! Work has been hectic and I have just returned from a week long holiday in Crete. I had quite a few fears about going away on holiday. Would Boris be able to cope with the food? Could I go in the sea and pool? Would…

Slumber

It’s 6:14 on a Tuesday morning. The sleeplessness is fairly standard these days. I usually wake for a quick empty at 4 or 5 and it is a bit hit or miss whether I get back to sleep. There are many contributing factors as to which side the pendulum swings and this time it was…

No April Surgery for me

So it is with much disappointment that I can inform you that I will not be having surgery in April as I had first hoped. The plan was to have the surgery done in early April and have 2 months of recovery time to get me ready for my week long holiday/best man combo in…