Photographs and Explanations.

Well the blog front is still being quiet because at the moment I haven't got a lot going on to do with horses. After losing my job at the stables due to ill health and working a part time delivery job with my boyfriend to make ends meet I'm back to being at the stables once a week and this week that didn't even happen, due to Fiona's ill health. So I've seen a few people commenting not knowing much about my ill health with my stomach so I thought I'd spend this time sharing with you some photographs taken by my amazing mum and boyfriend and explaining more about my stomach problems. 

So for those of you that don't know I have struggled with my stomach on and off since 2006 (when I was in year 7, 11 years old I think). Everyone thought that I was just complaining about having stomach ache because I didn't want to go to school, teachers tried blaming it on 'being bullied' or that I didn't like the lessons. Doctors kept telling me that it was growing pains and eventually 'you'll grow out of it' but to this day I never have done. I get a sharp stabbing pain in my stomach and behind my bottom left ribs, some days it's bare able other days I physically can't move or go any where. On top of this at my worst points I physically can not eat and end up being sick every time I try. I've been in hospitals for days and weeks on end, when they discovered my stomach problems caused a liver problem. I've also been diagnosed with endometryosis (not entirely sure how you spell that one to be honest). For the past couple of years my stomach has been fairly calm, I've still had the bad patches where I can't really do anything but that's been mainly when I've been stressed out. At one point last year I was even off all the tablets that I had been on, and I was buzzing cause it was the first time in a long time that I had been off them. However I am now in the process of going through more and more tests to try and discover what has caused this flair up. So that's my brief overview or history of my stomach. 

Now on to the fun part, here's some more photos from Gatsby and I's last lesson. 

Aha Gatsby is looking at me as if to say how many layers do you want to have on? 



First attempting at doing leg yield this one was not particularly successful. 


Actually managed to get a photograph were you can see the crossing over of Gatsby's legs while doing leg yield, compared to our first attempts this shows how much we are coming on.


Attempts at shoulder in. 



Our last attempt at shoulder in. 
Until Next Time 
A Girl With A Dream - AmberRose. 

3 comments:

  1. I'm so sorry you've had so many problems with your stomach. I've had problems with mine almost my whole life. I had such bad problems with constipation that I was nauseous 24/7 and in pain a lot. My pain was usually on my right side just behind my last rib (the pain was so bad I would lay in the floor for hours). Mine doesn't sound as bad as yours though because I could still eat (not during the attack, but later I could), although not much. What I finally found out a big part of my problem was is celiac disease. When I stopped eating gluten (wheat) I am no long nauseous!! I went from 24/7 nausea for years to none at all within a week. I still get constipated sometimes, but my thyroid medicine can cause that so I use magnesium to help when things get uncomfortable. From what I've heard endometriosis can cause all sorts of pain... I don't know how that is treated... I hope you find some relief because that sounds absolutely miserable. I feel for you because I know what it's like to deal with ill health (that nobody else can see and so don't accept and aren't forgiving about) for years and years. I feel like a brand new person since I stopped eating gluten. Now if I can find a cure for my anxiety I'll be all set lol. Anyway since you're having to have a lot of tests done, it wouldn't hurt to ask them about a celiac test. I hope you feel better soon!

    I love the pictures!! He is so gorgeous. It's fun seeing the progress of your leg yield in pictures. Keep up the great work! :D

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    1. It was hardest being ill at school because i missed a lot of time, i'm doing much better now though,after I ended up in a&e, I've been to my doctors and sorted out getting an implant for my endometryosis so that it's one less tablet to remember and i'm controlling the pain with tramadol until I go to my hospital appointment the middle of next month! Thank you Gatsby is wicked!

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    2. That's good! I'm glad things are a bit better now. I hope the implant gives you a lot of relief. :)

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