Hang on with me guys because it’s a bit of a story time… but I love reading about other folks journeys to heath and mine has been a bloody battle. On the 2nd July of last year, I had surgery to remove a disease (severe endometriosis) that had left me bed bound, utterly unable to move and dependant on morphine to get through the day… my organs had begun to fuse to one another and twist and basically run fucking riot instead of staying put. It was a pretty scary operation and I lost part of my bladder, part of my bowel and suffered a perforated uterus… but for the first time in YEARS I started to have pain free days. I was liberated and realised that moving my body was cathartic… it’s taken about 8 months of healing and all the awful medication I was on to leave my system and I’m finally seeing results with my weight loss and health plan. For me it’s a joy and a privilege to be able to move my body freely and without fear of pain. It’s enough to bring me to tears. 1 year ago I had to quit my job, I used a walking stick on the rare occasions that I could leave my bed and I had to make peace with the idea of that just being how it was for me. I got a brand new specialist and he changed it all for me.
To celebrate the anniversary of my surgery I’m planning on running a quick little 5k and I wanted to share my plan in case anyone wanted to virtually join me to say fuck you to endometriosis and fuck you to any chronic condition that might be getting you down! I was thinking that we set a time on the 2nd of July to run and feel the freedom and strength that comes from just getting out there and moving our arses! Pound the pavement for nothing more than proving our ability to do it. I lived a small, isolated life while I was sick, just focused on getting through each day. If we plan a run together, it helps my world feel bigger and better than I ever could have imagined!
Lil progress pic cos I’m so proud of myself and so proud of my body that once felt so irrevocably broken