When I started this blog five years ago, I thought it would be…
20th June 2018/by sam

Surgery number 7!

If you follow me on social media, you’ll know that I had my…
19th June 2018/by sam

World IBD day 2018

It’s like my Christmas today, a day devoted to talking about…
19th May 2018/by sam
family photo shoot with teenagers in Sheffield urban kelham island

Hospital update *spoiler* it’s not good news

I had my 6 week post op check up today with Mr Brown, Timm took…
24th April 2018/by sam
The naked podcast Sam cleaaby

The Naked Podcast

Last year I got quite an odd phone call. Even for me this was…
11th April 2018/by sam
Grey hair going grey girls with shaved hair

Going grey

I’m ever so grey. I’ve dyed my hair pretty much every colour…
5th April 2018/by sam

My name is Sam and I’m an online shoppaholic

I have a confession to make. I’m thoroughly addicted to online…
1st April 2018/by sam

Chronic illness and kids – dealing with mum being ill

One of the biggest sources of my guilt and having IBD is my kids,…
27th March 2018/by sam
PIP and IBD ostomies ileostomy

Separating you as a patient from you as a person

This has been playing on my mind recently and I thought I’d…
24th March 2018/by sam

Yet another hernia surgery

Hello you lovely lot! Firstly thank you for so many wonderful…
15th March 2018/by sam

Next surgery date

My next surgery will be next Monday, the 12th March and it’s…
6th March 2018/by sam

When your child is gay…

Last year my child told us they were pan-sexual.

At the time,…
4th March 2018/by sam

I did something stupid. But worthwhile

So today I did something stupid.

After work I decided to take…
28th February 2018/by sam
sam cleasby and Ian harding

Charity event with Ian Harding

20th February 2018/by sam
family photo shoot with teenagers in Sheffield urban kelham island

This boy

This boy

We never had wedding vows of in sickness and in health.…
17th February 2018/by sam
Conquered demons scars like wings

She conquered her demons and wore her scars like wings

I saw this quote today and it felt very apt. It’s been a rough…
5th February 2018/by sam
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