Once upon a time there was a little girl who had a spinal cord tumour cut from her spine. As the girl grew she had her appendix taken out, when she was older still she had a rib removed until finally one day her gallbladder gave up and was pulled out through her tummy button along with some omentum (stomach lining) just for good measure. … Continue reading The Tale of Tinmum
I never saw myself as a member of the Blue Badge Brigade but here I am, literally with the scars to prove it. It’s a necessity and a right I’ve earned just as much as anyone else ‘in the club’. You can’t acquire one easily, there’s a rigorous check to make sure you really are entitled to join up. Fortunately we don’t have to wear … Continue reading Badge of Dishonour
Do you, do this? Can I do this? Should I do this? When’s the right time to do this? Is there a right time to do this? Maybe it’s the wrong time to do this? What if it’s too late to do this? What if it’s too soon to do this? What will happen if I do this? What will happen if I don’t do … Continue reading I Think I Need To Stop Overthinking
It’s not easy living with people with penises. I’m outnumbered by ‘winkies’ in this house, it’s only 2:1 but it’s not much fun in the bathroom department. Now we have a fully confident bottom wiper who likes to do his ‘thing’ in private day or night it’s proving increasingly difficult to monitor splash back or when his aim game is way off the mark (which … Continue reading Taking the Piss!
At last a reprieve! I am no longer living in fear of more serious surgery (well not for a while). At least 5- 10 years to be vaguely precise. I saw the hip guy last month and he reckons I suck it up for a while, ditch the idea of a Pelvic Osteotomy (PAO) and go for a Total Hip Replacement (THR) later on in … Continue reading It’s not hip’pening!
The feelings are so changeable I can’t even keep up with myself. The daily thought spins around inside my head like a washing machine on steroids. My heart tells me one thing and my head says another whilst my body literally wants to shut up shop. Some days it’s a positive, some days ‘it’s a no from me’ and other days (most days) I simply … Continue reading Done at One?
Whether it’s family, friends, colleagues, neighbours, the school gate brigade or the nosey bastard behind you eyeballing your food shop as you frantically throw everything (yes everything) on the moving conveyor belt – there will be judgement. In some shape or form, be it mild or malicious it is becoming so apparent in today’s society that everyone is judging everybody else! It could be your … Continue reading To be judged