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Let it go

I realised I’ve been holding onto so much. Thoughts, opinions, things that are none of my concern because other peoples actions aren’t my issue and their thoughts their own not mine. I’m letting it all go, I don’t care because it’s none of my business too. I am only responsible for what I think andContinue reading “Let it go”

Love Yourself

This journey is still a struggle. From knowing I’ll never be able to eat a full size meal to surgery problems and hair loss, there are pitfalls I wish I’d known prior to going through with it. The worst is actually the body dysmorphia. I still buy clothes too big and feel big myself andContinue reading “Love Yourself”

Teen nightmares

I’m not sure how to deal with this. When the nightmares are trauma related. There’s very little support for teens with PTSD. I’ve tried happy thoughts before sleep, taking control on dreams by telling her to see me their saving her, talking about them; nothing so far seems to work. So now I lie awakeContinue reading “Teen nightmares”

Gastric Bypass Complications

Can I start with, if you are at all concerned about sickness, fullness after liquids, not being able to eat; do NOT ask in the online forums if it’s normal. Contact a GP and request an endoscopy to rule out blockages. You see I, having chatted online about my surgery was assured it was normal.Continue reading “Gastric Bypass Complications”

Sickness in the House

It started with a slight cough, then chills, uncontrollable shaking and sickness, we were hit. A house of lurg. Not just one of us, oh no, all three of us all at once, plus our colleagues and friends. Covid tests are negative and we all spent yesterday coughing, drinking lemsip and sleeping. Today is aContinue reading “Sickness in the House”

Anxiety arghhhh

I needed an Osteopath and my friend kindly recommended one for me, I tend not to see people who are not by recommendation; I’d never just chose someone at random my anxiety won’t allow it. I decided to email the business, the only problem was, they actually replied and offered a choice of appointment dates,Continue reading “Anxiety arghhhh”

Bariatric Surgery and meals

Wow nearly 4 months have passed and what a learning curve this has been so far. My new stomach no separates foods into oils so cheeses, crisps, fried foods is a definite no. Or a use sparingly. What is also a big no is the white meats from chicken and pork. Chicken legs and wingsContinue reading “Bariatric Surgery and meals”

Bariatric surgery ☑️

On the 10th June 2022, I traveled to Turkey to have a gastric bypass! I think my story and history will resonate with most, so let’s start right here with: Once upon a time, before pregnancy at 27, I was 12.5 stone and I thought I was fat. Looking back I see how self consciousContinue reading “Bariatric surgery ☑️”

Small steps…

I wanted to share some positive news! Last I blogged, I wrote about our struggles here coping with teenage depression and suicidal thought patterns. Here is me hoping and praying, that we are making steps in the right direction. Having gone from complete breakdowns and self harming to smiling, chatting and being more sociable, weContinue reading “Small steps…”