Hi my lovely lot. How are we all? I wanted to do a little update post today. If you’re a newbie hi, welcome, welcome! Thanks for stopping by! You can follow me over on Instagram if you like my content – it’s where I post the most and interact with you all the most. If you’re already an Insta follower and you came from there HIIIIYAAA please do let me know in the comments because I love to know how you all got here! Anyway, I’m rambling…Today I wanted to update you on what’s been going on!
SO, I was diagnosed with Endometriosis in August if you want to know more I have lots of videos over on my YouTube here. Since being diagnosed I have still suffered on and off with pain. To be honest I was expecting to have at least 6 months pain free after surgery. How wrong was I? VERY. For anyone who doesn’t know what Endometriosis is: it’s basically a health condition where by you’re endometrium tissue doesn’t leave the body properly during your cycle and ends up in places it shouldn’t be. This can result in growths and cysts being formed. They can cause havoc in the body. It’s an extremely painful condition which unfortunately has no cure. In December I was finally referred to a BGSE specialist. Which means the department within the hospital have endometriosis specialist Doctors and Nurses who have to abide by NHS guidelines in order to carry out the proper care for anyone who is suffering from Endometriosis. When I went to see my consultant it was a breathe of fresh air. over the past 8+ years I haven’t seen a gynaecologist with so much knowledge about the condition. I felt safe in the care of this DR. He went through numerous options and referred me to a physio, an MRI scan to check for deeper endometriosis and adenomysis (a sister condition).
I have the MRI scan on Monday which I really want over with. I think it will put my mind at ease in finding out whether I have endometriosis which has grown back since my last operation.
IS THAT SPRING I SEE? & ENDOMETRIOSIS UPDATE
I have good and bad days. I find myself feeling very guilty on the days when I’m bed ridden because this wasn’t my life 2 years ago. I suffered from really bad periods and ovulation but no way near as bad as I do now. In my four year relationship with Liam he’s seen me go from an extremely healthy able bodied person to someone whose health has massively deteriorated. Someone who has to constantly think about the next hospital appointment, the next flare up, the tears, the pain… Us endo gals go through an awful lot, we do but I also want to touch on what our partners have to go through. My boyfriend now has to be a massive support for me. This is extremely difficult for us at ages 25 and 26 to go through. I feel like sometimes I should be aged 70. That’s what’s difficult for Liam. He takes it on the chin but I do think sometimes it can get hard. Not only with Liam but for other family members too. I feel like sometimes they all feel helpless because they just don’t know what they can do to make it better. Which is true..they can’t really make it better can they? I think that’s why this condition and many other chronic illness conditions are pretty lonely sometimes. Unless you’re going through it yourself it’s pretty hard to empathise. That’s why I turn to the internet. The internet is a magical, mysterious place. You can find someone half way across the world, whose been brought up completely different to you, but is going through exactly the same thing. Do you know how amazing that is? I mean, it’s not amazing because they have the condition it’s awful but two people connecting over their journey is so reassuring (you get what I mean). It just solidifies how incredible the human race are. We connect with each other through experiences, emotions and feel what one another is going through. I have some amazing ladies I keep in touch with on the internet who help me SO much. They’re some of the most supportive women I’ve every met in my life. It’s one of the only positives that’s come out of my diagnosis, the support.
I’m hoping I can get this condition under control. I’ve been on a gluten free diet the past month to see if it has any benefits to this condition. Aside from a few cheeky slip ups it’s gone pretty well actually. I think the next thing to get rid of out of my diet is sugar. Apparently sugar is another evil one which isn’t great for endometriosis. Sugar is going to be the hardest for me. But, I think as long as I replace my cravings with eating fruit and vegetables I’ll be okay I recon! Do you have any tips on the endometriosis diet? Do you have any tips on me giving up sugar?
IS THAT SPRING I SEE?
Oh my gosh I can almost smell Spring time! The past week has been lovely. Crisp mornings but the sun has been shining. The mornings are lighter and the evenings are lighter. It’s not there yet totally but this is exciting!!! Who else is more of a Spring / Summer person? I feel like lots of people are a lot happier when the sun is out. Which reminds me…I also have another lil update. Me and Liam are moving to Bali AHHHHHH! I’m so excited! It’s still needs a lot of planning don’t get me wrong but this is happening and I’m SO excited!
Since I was at College I’ve always been interested in 80’s and 90s fashion…The big, curly hair, statement earrings and the netted tops. The Madonna-esque look has always been my kinda thing. In college I studied Art and Design and as part of my course I did fashion and textiles which (thankfully) featured studying fashion throughout the years. One image which always sticks out to me is the Madonna 80’s look. The big bow, the curly hair, the tutu. I don’t thing i’ll ever get over the grunge rock glamour style which Madonna oozes. Over the past ten years it’s come and gone. 2017/2018 has been full of colour, prints and 90s throwback items of clothing.
This particular outfit is giving me major 90s vibes. The netted top reminds me of my days in Tammy girl. Does anyone remember those trousers with the long strips hanging down? Kinda like camo pants, baggy trousers. They were the perfect kind of pants for S club 7 to dance around on stage in. But that made us all want them. Who cares if were going for a family dinner down our local I’m wearing the baggy camo pants that Rachel Stevens rocked. I once picked out an outfit from Tammy Girl and my Mum straight up hated it. And when I tell you what this outfit consisted of you probably will hate it too. Beige, beige and more beige. The long sleeved top had a red dragon print on the front of it. The t-shirt was attached to these horrible long, brown sleeves. AND get this, I wore the top with matching camo pants. What was I actually thinking!? 11 year old me was well happy that I actually picked out that outfit. 25 year old me is crying at the thought my mum walked around with me in that horrifying outfit.
THE 90S COME BACK
The long sleeves cut out top goes nicely over a plain black bralette. I styled it with a vegan leather skirt also from Nasty Gal. The skirt features these amazing stars on it. I finished the look off with a blue baker boy hat and icy grey faux fur coat. We shot the outfit in the amazing Sherwood Pines, Edwinstowe. I think the outfit works really well against the woodland for that quirky contrast.
Skirt* – Nasty Gal
Cropped top* – Nasty Gal ( in the sale now )
Faux fur coat* – Pretty Little Thing
Black bralet* – Pretty Little Thing
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