September 15th – Suicide Awareness

1999:  Had lemon curd sandwiches for my lunch. Mum thinks this is revolting enough but when Nan told her I’d added cheese to the equation she felt sick.  Shows how much she knows – it was very nice “actually”.  Pa has built my steps for my playhouse which I used to climb up and down his shed today.  I had my bath at Nanny’s and went to sleep in mum’s bed again.

2019: A year ago today found me and Zof at the top of Snowden (which inspired my run up it for charity this year). On this occasion I lay roses in memory of Ibish Peri, who had taken his own life a few days before, leaving many people in Norwich astounded and saddened. Suicide is the leading cause of death in men under the age of 45 in the UK. We all need to look out for each other, ask the right questions, encourage people to get support, be there and just listen but, more importantly, we all need to learn to reach out. There is ALWAYS SOMEONE there for you and your feelings will change and it will not be like this forever.

Suicide Hotline Numbers:

UK Samaritans (call free) 116 123

USA 1-800-273-8255

Canada 1-800-456-4566

Ireland 116 123

Philippines 2919

Australia 131 114

 #mentalhealth #suicide #malesuicide #snowdon #kids #mums #grandparents

July 25th -It’s Great to Eat Again

1999:  Agal and I woke the whole household this morning with our apparently “loud” conversations.  How rude!  It’s just as well I don’t accuse mummy of this when she’s ‘natter, natter, natter’ with her friends!  We stayed for toast and milk and then we drove home.  Once there it was a case of antibiotics, wash, inhalers, teeth, pack bag and off to daddy’s.  All my cousins were there and we had great fun in the garden and the pool.  Grandma brought me home – sound asleep as usual, whereupon mummy must have transferred me to bed.

2019: Well there’s nothing like being at mums after a day of starvation and a colonoscopy. She went shopping and bought me heaps of treats yesterday, we had chinese for tea and I chilled with movies and ex box. Home today to tidy and get packing for our trip to Wales tomorrow and my mountain run for crohn’s and colitis. Have so far raised £345 on just giving and £230 at work.  Thank you every one who is supporting me. If you want to keep up to date with my run up and down Snowdon on Saturday then follow me on Instagram @ chronically_livingcd

#toddlers #childhood #AbbyHardingMemorialFoundation (Agal) #parents #grandparents #family #adulthood #crohns #colitis #fundraising #instagram #Snowden #Wales #xbox #snacks #food #movies #chinese

 

July 17th – No Room at the Inn and no Chance to Swim

1999:  Mum packed the swimming bag this morning and when she came down she found me painting my toe nails (and toes) with her nail varnish.  I thought it looked nice, very colourful, but mum didn’t think it suited for some reason.  We headed for the pool – only to find it closed until next week.  I took it well though and we went to visit Aunty Eesa instead.  I played in the garden for a while with the girls and then we went home.  I’ve got a bad throat and am feeling a bit poorly so mummy gave me some Calpol and I lay on the settee watching Pat.  I didn’t sleep and spent the rest of the day whining – that’s mums professional diagnosis anyway.  My point of view is that Dandell and Dessica came round and I didn’t want them to play with my toys.  We went to the park, but things didn’t really improve there either as they kept playing on the equipment which all belongs to me, why doesn’t everyone else realise this?  I fell asleep on the settee at 5.30 – much to mine and mum’s relief.

2019:  So 21/2 weeks until my Snowdon run and mum discovers that the inn she’d booked through Air B&B can not accommodate us. Fortunately she booked another one at Bala. She was very pleased with herself, until I pointed out she’d booked for 1 adult and 5 children (and theres only 5 adults going!) Oh well. I’m sure she’ll sort it!

#Bala #Wales #Snowdon #toddlers #childhood #adulthood #swimming #mums #parents #swimming

July 12th -15 Days Until Snowdon Challenge

1999: Back to Edons today although it was all a bit of a rush.  I decided to poo and wee everywhere today in a bid to get my lazy nappies back – but Edon stuck with it.  When mum collected me we went to Aunty Karens and we all went over the park with Agal.  We had luncheables in the park and all went well until I weed all over the park equipment, and all over mum, and then for some strange reason, mum decided we were leaving which I thought was very mean because Agal and I were having a great time!  We went back to Karen’s and played in the garden, but I had to keep going in to use the toilet – lots!  Just as we were in the car and about to leave I said “wee”. Mum thought it was just a ploy to go back in and stay longer, but I managed to squeeze one out just to prove her wrong.

2019:  Had a major PT session yesterday so waddled into work today. Just under 2 weeks until my mountain run on the 27th. Mum and I looked at some rooms and cottages yesterday but need to confirm numbers before we book as Snowdonia is not cheap! Fortunately its on pay day as bank loan was not approved. If you would like to support me in raising money for crohns and colitis UK, follow my story or cheer me on  then please follow my link at http://www.justgiving.com/Mountaintimetrial or chronically_livingcd on insatgram

#toddlers #mums #play #parks #toilettrainng #gymsession #mountaintrek #snowdon #snowdonia #wales #crohns #colitis #IBD #instagram #justgiving #fundraising