Saturday, 27 December 2014

My 2014 Roundup!

Hi lovely people,

It has been a while since my last post but I have been insanely busy recently!
Firstly an update on the whole Margaret / Permanent / Reversal / Surgery situation...

About a month ago I had an appointment with my consultant where we went through all prior test results and future plans. It was decided that, as I thought, no reversal would be happening any time soon. I have active Crohn's in two areas of my digestive system - this means it would make no sense at all to reverse Margaret as it is currently the only thing keeping me symptom free. Without it I would be straight back to being really poorly - not something I want to happen! It was also pointed out that due to the damage to my 'perianal' area (due to being so ill before) there would be worries that my bowel would not work quite right again and I may suffer with difficulty controlling it... again, something I really do not want to happen! Due to all of this, reversal (at least for now) has been ruled out.
All is not lost though, I am going back to see her in 4/6 months time to re assess the situation. Although the prognosis is not looking great, at least it hasn't been 100% ruled out quite yet... Between now and then I have to cross my fingers and toes that the Crohn's will magically heal itself or they find a shiny new cure!

Now! As we head towards 2015, it is only normal to look back at the past year, and what an amazing year it has been!!
In the past 12 months I have graduated, lost 2 and half stone, successfully completed a Kickstarter campaign, gone on Margaret's first holiday and set up my own business... to name just a few things!

Chroma has been doing pretty darn well these past few months, hence why I've been so busy! It is now a profitable company, with hundreds of orders every month and has shipped to countries world wide including New Zealand, Singapore and Turkey. Chroma has been featured in a whole list of vlogs and blogs including some of the biggest in the UK including Sprinkle of Glitter, Tanya Burr & Lily Pebbles and will be included in TATLER magazines 2015 Valentine Day's Gift Guide...!!!!?!!!! All a bit insane but so amazing.

Looking back at my graduation photos also makes me really proud. At the time I was still gutted about just missing out on the 1st I really wanted and I found the actual day really stressful (thanks to Margaret) but now looking back I can fully appreciate the whole thing!

2014 has without a doubt been one of the best years of my life, I have had more ups than downs and compared to a year ago today, I am very, very happy! Roll on 2015!

I hope you all had a very Merry Christmas and a wonderful New Year!
Lots of love