We made it on the documentary!

Oh wow!! Not only did we manage to sneak in the background...but Daisy and I actually made the cut for The Princess Royal documentary!!!🤩🤩I nearly jumped up and hit the ceiling when I saw our faces!! So so proud to be a member of Riding for the Disabled Association (RDA) and have the honour to meet HRH on a few occasions. She really does pour every...
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News flash! Are you ready?

One of my biggest inspirations and someone that I have masses of respect for The Princess Royal (Princess Anne) documentary airs TONIGHT on ITV at 9pmLast year, I was invited to give a speech at the RDA 50th anniversary celebrations alongside The Princess Royal and what an honour that was! Here's the pictures from a very special event...never will ...
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Bags packed and brave pants on!

 Bit of a crazy day today! Bags packed, brave face on and a pit stop to see the wonderful Daisy en route to say goodbye...we have a bed in Nottingham QMC 🏥 There's a long road ahead but it's so necessary to get the help and treatment I need, with the end goal to be strong enough to ride Daisy, visit more schools to encourage children to #FindA...
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Taking each day as it comes

Trying to keep on top of things at home each day for now with some #FindAWayNotAnExcuse vibes 🤗As it stands today, the worries about covid and other infections with being admitted still outweigh the worries over trying to manage from home. We've agreed that an admission for TPN (nutrition delivered directly into my veins through a central line) is ...
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The new normal it seems!‍️

I'm slowly adjusting to the changes we are all making to everyday life so far. It feels unfamiliar, strange and worrying- but with the reason behind these measures it is so necessary and important. I tried to get my Find A Way Not An Excuse head on (as I like to call it when I need to stop moping around!) yesterday I began to structure my days a li...
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Will my surgery be postponed? COVID-19

 Feeling suitably grim and unfortunately with news to match!🙈🙁Me, mum, the gastro Dr and the colorectal surgeon all met today during wardround to speak. Due to the current climate our NHS has been dropped into with little notice, and the top priority being minimising risks for all patients, the decision has been made to postpone my surgery unt...
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Day 6 and sleep feels like a distant memory

It's been a quiet couple of days as we don't see the doctors over the weekend unless there's an emergency. The past week has felt quite hectic and I'm still finding my feet with being in hospital all over again. Being an inpatient, inside four walls 24/7 and being surrounded by poorly people feels worlds away from my lifestyle at home in the fresh ...
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Day 4 - Evacuation day

Definitely a 'Find a Way Not an Excuse' kind of day!!!😳Today has been eventful to say the least. Out of the entire hospital it was my ward that has been named the COVID-19 isolation ward…which meant we had the evacuate the whole ward and move all 22 patients to another place. F22 is highly specialist in the treatments they provide that are very hig...
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Day 3 and PICC line placement

 I had a 5 second 'I need my mum moment' this morning! 🙈It's so cold in my room on the ward because the radiators aren't working at the moment so I haven't been sleeping too well here so far. On little sleep, I was handed a surgical gown first thing this morning which could only mean one thing..a slot to have my PICC line placed has come up.We...
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