Kate’s Top 4 Tips: 1. Read Instructions and Follow Directions The instructions are detailed with how you need to structure your diet prior to the prep as well as the timing of each prep drink. This is not the time to wing it, follow it to ensure your bowels are ready for the procedure. 2.Continue reading “Colonoscopy – Tips and FAQs”
My First Time Hospital Experience This blog post is based on my experience in lead up to and first time in surgery (and staying in hospital). What: Right Hemi-Colectomy (approx 45cm large & small intestine removed – at the terminal ileum). When: Jan 2016 Pre Operation Living in Far North Queensland, I did not haveContinue reading “Crohn’s Surgery – What to Expect”
This blog is based on my experience, aiming to edu-kate people who are experiencing similar ongoing gut related issues to be tested for Crohn’s Disease. Early diagnosis may reduce the likelihood of surgery. April 2015 – New Job, New Town – Crohn’s Not Diagnosed After a few days moving to Far North Queensland and starting my new job IContinue reading “Crohn’s Disease – Diagnosis Journey”
When you think everything is going swimmingly a shark appears. This is what happened at my 6month post op follow up. After my surgery in January last year I honestly thought I was cured (aka Crohn’s free). By no means was recovery easy but around 6months post surgery I was feeling healthy, fit and hadContinue reading “Update from Kate”
You’ve just boarded the Triathlon Train (YAY!). You know you’ve got to swim, bike and run but not really sure about the specifics. Questions start running through your mind, you start googling and buying triathlon mags to try answer some of your questions: “How often should I be training?” “What quantity of my week shouldContinue reading “Triathlon Newbie”
Do you ever wonder how an earth that mum of three, or that young career driven person working long hours or the full-time uni student juggling four jobs all seem to have more time than you? I am a full-time engineer, part-time swimming coach, part-time tutor, part-time blogger, a lover of endurance sports andContinue reading “Top Tips to FIT in FITness!”
Let’s get fit?! Are you struggling to get started or maintain motivation? You may have started a fitness lifestyle change and within a week your excitement has subsided and you lack all motivation. The excuses may start with… It’s too hot! I don’t have time! It’s too cold! I don’t feel in the mood! Continue reading “Fitness Motivation Tips”
Crohn’s Disease, like many other autoimmune diseases affect all aspects of your life including: working, eating, sleeping, socialising, travelling and exercising. Before and after diagnosis I experienced the struggles, the embarrassment and the challenges that come with the disease. Being a “glass half full“ kind of girl I always try and find the positives inContinue reading “Overview of Crohn’s Disease”
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