I honestly can’t believe it’s been two years since that fateful day where surgeons removed my colon. I have come so far and I am really proud of myself. If you would have told me two years ago that I would be sat today, writing for a living, traveling the country talking to people about disability and confidence, that I would be WRITING A BOOK, I would have laughed you out of the door. (Actually I was in HDU two years ago today and so I wouldn’t have done much at all!)
I felt like my life was over. I was so weak and broken in both body and spirit, I couldn’t imagine how life would be worth living any more. Little did I know that losing my colon was the making of me, it showed me I had a strength that I never knew I possessed. It taught me what was important in my life and it gave me the drive to push forward and make a difference.
In two weeks I will be at an awards ceremony for the National Diversity Awards, I will sit in my evening gown beside my husband Timm and see if I have won the award that I have been shortlisted for, whether or not I win the accolade of Positive Role Model for Disability or not, I will feel like a winner. I will know that I used the worst time of my life to make things better for other people, I will know I made a difference.
I could rattle on for hours about the past two years but I thought I would do it in photographs.
Thank you every single person who has read this blog, been to see my talks, messaged me or followed me on social media.
Thank you to every person who has shared a post and helped others.
Love Sam x