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mummy chef retailer all around awesome human

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jgirl

Newbie, Female, 31, from hoddesdon

I am not the same after seeing the stars on the other side of the earth Sep 26, 2016

jgirl was last seen:
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      jgirl
      I am not the same after seeing the stars on the other side of the earth
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  • About

    Gender:
    Female
    Birthday:
    Jul 3, 1988 (Age: 31)
    Location:
    hoddesdon
    Occupation:
    mummy chef retailer all around awesome human
    Type of diabetes:
    Type 1
    Treatment type:
    Insulin
    Medication:
    creon (I don't have a pancreas at all) ompresole. and I take a handful of suppliments / probiotics in the morning.
    Exercise:
    I go to my local gym 3/4 times a week, I do 40 minutes of intense cardio followed by light weights. I also have a active job where I work 3/4 days a week and I am a very active mummy to the most awesome amazing georgous little dude Gully, my son :) almost 2!
    Likes:
    my son Gully, animals (our rescue dog RED girl) cooking, going to farmers markets with my boy on a Saturday, camping, swimming, adventure, travel (before I got diabetes, been type 1 since December 2015) everything about being a mummy, chilling at home, beaches, I'm a real watch the stars, chase the moon, get in the car and go to the beach kinda person.
    Dislikes:
    being diabetic. feeling like a person with a incurable illness, feeling limited. bad hypos. short term memory lose. not being able to destroy a entire tub of ben and jerrys ever again...ever.
    my name is Jessica, I went to austraila for a year in 2009 and ended up staying since may 2015. I met my now ex husband there, went on crazy intense adventures...really really lived. got pregnant with the light of my life my sweet amazing Gully boy. he probably saved me.

    my relationship with my ex was very dark.
    came back to the uk, ex had to return to Australia due to visa issues.
    on November 24th I colasped. all my organs began to fail.
    I was put into a induced coma and on life support, little did I know gall stones had blocked the duct to my pancreas and killed it off. I was breast feeding at the time and thought the exstreme pain I was experiencing was due to breast feeding. it wasn't it was my pancreas saying (I'm dying....help...)

    I spent 7 weeks in intensive care. I broke up with my husband about a week before I left hospital and got let out on new years eve around 11pm at night.

    its been 9 months since I left hospital with my insulin pens and needles.
    no one would even know unless they knew what to look for.
    even before I got ill I was exsteremely health conscious person.
    always taking vitamins and going a holistic natural approach to everything.

    I still do everything as homeopathic and natural as possible however of course I use novo rapid and levimir insulin. as well as 2 different types of meds.
    I suffered from terrible PTSD. refused anti depressants.
    and I'm really getting to a place where I'm making slow progress.

    I have lots of **** days like everyone else.
    but a mountain of reasons to keep going, sure I have the odd day where I feel like driving my car into a brick wall as fast as possible, but I take a moment, breath deeply, think of my son...and I'm good again.

    I'm vertically challeneged, very tattoo'd, a amazing chef....a even more amazing mummy to my G man :) and once I get this type 1 sussed, I hope to be able to do more traveling in the future with my boy. it helps my fav band rage against the machine, the drummer is a type 1 too....also helps when I listen to them when I'm at the gym getting my sweat on :)
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