Sunday, 22 May 2016

My Personal Story: 3 weeks Post Laparoscopy Surgery


This is my second 'overly personal' post to date, I'm writing this in the hopes that it will help someone else. The night before my surgery was the so nerve wrecking, I didn't really know what to expect as I had never had any kind of surgery nor had I been put to sleep before. I can safely say that this has been one of the worst experiences I've had in my life. After reading other people's stories online, I went in expecting my laparoscopy journey to be straight forward and recovery swift but unfortunately it hasn't worked out that way for me. Here is a detailed encounter of my personal journey and a few things that are worth knowing before going ahead with a Laparoscopy.

Saturday, 14 May 2016

Coffee#1, Cardiff Bosco Cheesecake Review

A creamy berry-topped showstopper that is sure to make your taste buds tingle with just one bite; mine sure did. This has to be one of the best tasting cheesecakes I've ever had; apart from my very own homemade cheesecakes of course. Earlier today, I found myself sat in Coffee#1 (Albany road, Cardiff) sipping on a deliciously creamy Latte and munching on this scrumptious Cheesecake! I rarely ever eat out as I prefer to prepare my own food but the weather was so beautiful I had to take advantage.
I'd like to think I'm one of those people who either love it or hate it, there's no in-between. I know what I like especially when it comes to food. Anyway, this ubiquitous cafe is really something to be celebrated as it is Cardiff born, with its very first store opening on Wood Street, Cardiff back in 2001. I just  adore the décor which seems to have literary theme to it. Coffee#1 is super quirky with its big leather library chairs, deep mahogany tables and uber cute chandeliers. They even have some amazing quotes from writers such as T.S. Elliott, Dylan Thomas and Oscar Wilde painted around the walls. Best of all, they serve very well crafted coffees that taste so rich you will keep going back for more.

Friday, 6 May 2016

Easy Homemade Mashed potatoes!

 Mashed potatoes are definitely one of the greatest and of course one of my favourite comfort foods! Whether you're sad, happy or poorly; your taste buds seem to always welcome the warmth and delicate texture that mashed potatoes bring. Because they are super easy and quick to make; this dish is definitely one you can rustle up after a long day at work. Served with homemade gravy and grilled chicken thighs; this is one simple meal that is sure to please the whole family.

Monday, 2 May 2016

My personal story: The night before my First Laparoscopy



Whenever I'm unsure of anything; one of the first things I do is enter a question on Google in the hopes that reading other women's stories will put me at ease. I have my very first Laparoscopy tomorrow morning and I'd be lying if I said I wasn't nervous; quite frankly, I'm freaking the f*ck out! A laparoscopy is a surgical procedure done to either diagnose endometriosis or treat its symptoms. For the past 7 years, I have been suffering from severe lower abdominal pain. This excruciating pain began in my final year of college and at that age I brushed it off; didn't take it seriously. As the years have gone by; the pain has become unbearable; not even pain killers or the medications I've been prescribed by the doctors alleviate the pain. It leaves me helpless; all I can do when it strikes is curl up in a ball; cry and wait it out. Sometimes, the episodes last 5 minutes and other times, it can last up to 3 hours. After being referred to a Gynaecologist, I was put down on an urgent list to have a Laparoscopy. Now, I don't tend to post my personal problems online but reading other girls' stories has really helped me come to terms with this and so I hope this post helps another. I will be doing another post, maybe a Youtube video too detailing all the details about my surgery very soon.
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