The Power of Exercise

As I write this from my hospital bed it is safe to say that it has been a tough week. I am still waiting for a confirmed date for surgery and the ‘unknown’ has been causing some stress.

I have had ongoing issues with my bowels since completing cervical cancer treatment four years ago. At a recent appointment with Gastroenterology they found a build up of faecal matter (aka POOP) in my bowel. The advice was to start a daily dose of a bulking agent and a hot water cleanse. I also recieved a ‘how to guide’ on the correct way to poop. Apparently I have been doing it wrong for 32 years!! I chose to delay starting this as I thought it might impact surgery but after receiving the go ahead from the Neuro team I began the process on Tuesday this week. Long story cut short, I was taken into hospital on Tuesday evening after experiencing vomiting and diarrhoea – lovely!!

The doctors initially ran some tests which found a fever, high white blood cell count and low blood pressure so I have been kept in since. Today I am preparing for a sigmoidoscopy – another unwelcome surprise!

Anyway, before all the drama (including me being sick on all fours in the middle of AnE whilst a little girl asked her mum ‘why is that lady being sick in her hat?’) I prepared the following vlog which I still stand by. So if you are having a crap day make sure you get outside and at the very least go for a walk. That is the first thing I will be doing when I leave here.


3 thoughts on “The Power of Exercise

  1. Only you could make going to the loo entertaining l am now concerned 😧 could l too be doing it wrong!!! The joys of medication but l know this will not get you down you are made of strong stuff. Hugs and kisses from Selkirk 😘 xx

  2. Heather, I love your blogs and vlogs. You write and speak in such an eloquent yet frank way that it’s impossible not to be moved and inspired by what you say and do. Thank you for finding the time, energy and motivation, despite the battle you are facing on a daily basis, to share your journey with the rest of us. Much love XX

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