We all have our own shit going on

life is designed to kick your ass

I would love things to be perfect all of the time. I’d love a neat house, happy kids and a steady stream of money. But just as you get some of these things right, there is always something that upsets the apple cart. It’s just life, I know. If it was meant to be easy, everyone would be doing it…

Yesterday I had that colonoscopy. Geez, they aren’t fun. Anyway, I got through it. I wasn’t expecting the Dr to say much, but indeed he did. I have quite active crohn’s in a couple of spots, with obvious “toxic” ulcers. Without going in to the gory details and telling you all about my insides (while you’re eating breakfast!), I’ll skip past that bit and tell you that I need a little bit of draining and a little nip and tuck on the insides. He said it’s high priority and arrangements will be made today for next week. I’m ok with it. The surgical Dr I need to see is one I have a long history with when I was sick after my first child was born, so I like him lots and he knows what he is doing.

So I am not going to whinge. Because it totally could be so much worse. And so many of you reading this have your own shit going on. I don’t have time to whinge, and I hate whingers myself.

I’ll keep riding this wave… I am happy and I have too many other awesome things going on…

Oh, if you were reading my tweets last night, you’ll know Amie is here and I am not letting her go home. She’s like a breath of fresh air here. She has me laughing like a school kid! She’s cooked and cleaned. She’s had my husband laughing so hard too (she has even made him little salad wraps for work today!). No one wants her to go home haha… What more could you want hey? That’s how you get over the other crap going on in your life – focus on the good.

Anyway, I’m rambling. It’s early and I couldn’t sleep. Have a great day! I’m going to go and inhale some of my sleeping children πŸ˜‰




  • Workingwomenaus

    I’m sorry to hear that Kateina, but your silver lining is definitely that you have your sister there to make you laugh. Sister are THE BEST. Mine is my best friend and I adore her. Hope the surgery is quick and painless xx

    • Katrina

      Yes, sisters are pretty good!

  • Nicky Hacky

    I wish you so much wellness… I love your attitude! “Brave girls’ club” wrote a brilliant post on Facebook today and you are living that advice… Power to you xxxx

    • Katrina (author)

      I just went searching for it and what a great post! Loved it!

      • NIcky Hacky

        πŸ™‚ I love their stuff…glad you did too x

  • Alison

    Hi Katrina, colonoscopys are a necessary evil aren’t they? Sorry to hear you’re having a shit week, you’ve had a rough run lately. On the upside, you are an awesome coach and I am loving the blog academy.
    Enjoy Amy’s visit. I love when mine comes to visit and hate when she leaves. Take care of yourself. My mum always says what doesn’t kill you makes you stronger, it annoys me but its true πŸ™‚
    Alison x

    • Katrina (author)

      Thanks love πŸ™‚

  • Cathy

    Damn! I’m sorry to hear that news. Your attitude is definitely the right one. That’s what I try and do when “bad” hits – focus on the good and remember there’s always someone worse off. BUT, it’s also okay to whinge a little if it makes you feel better. So your social media family is here to listen, whatever it is you want to say. Best of luck next week – hope the procedure leads to a renewed bout of good health xxx P.S. And yay for Amie πŸ™‚

    • Katrina (author)

      Thanks Cathy! I love my social media family πŸ™‚

  • Leesa

    That’s my motto too “could be worse”. Sometimes life isn’t fun but we get through the not so good times to enjoy the great times πŸ™‚ hope the surgery goes well x

    • Katrina (author)

      Thanks Leesa πŸ™‚

  • Lou

    Katrina, true to word you are up early catching the worm and being positive at a time when it’s not so easy to be.

    With that sort of attitude all will work out fine. I know we don’t know the finer details but we’re thinking of you.

    Sounds like your whole family is benefiting from Amie visiting, what a treasure.

    You are great at explaining things in ‘layman’s terms’ on the Blog Academy. Missing my usual fast wifi connection while away to watch the tutorials.

    Take care and rest up when you can

    Lou x

    • Katrina (author)

      Thanks Lou! Glad you’re enjoying the academy πŸ™‚

  • Chris R

    Sorry to hear this news and I wish you so much luck and luv for next week, you sound like you will be in good hands. Your attitude is the absolute best. You are an inspiration to all of us. Sending positive vibes. I must say how blessed you are to have a sister like Amie, what an absolute gem.
    Hope you are back to your best very soon
    Chris xo

    • Katrina (author)

      Thanks Chris! I’m fine, just hanging in there πŸ™‚

  • charmaine

    Sorry about the upcoming surgery, but im sure you will breeze through it:) I love your positivity! Yes we all have shit days and you know what, it is okay to have a quick vent, get it out and get on with it.

    Ive had a rough time of it lately too, but like one of the other girls said, in light of Boston, mine is insignificant.
    One of my fave quotes, when Im feeling a bit down is like Helen said…”This too shall pass” Chin up love, and yay for Amiexxxx

    • Katrina (author)

      Hep, you’re right, staying positive is good, and god knows there are worse off than me!

  • Siobhan

    Sorry to her that, Katrina. Lets hope the nick & tuck does what it is supposed to do & has you feeling better in no time. Also, whinge as much as you want! As for stuff going on in my life – 3.5 years later, we are still no closer to answers for my middle fella! Take care and keep us updated.xo (PS I know its been a while since our matching meal plans, but I made minestrone the other night, and I was thinking, “I should tweet that – Katrina might like it for dinner tomorrow!”)

    • Katrina (author)

      I know! I thought that was so funny. I’m sure we’ve done it a stack more times but haven’t known it! Hope things work out for your son soon!!!

  • Libby

    As usual Katrina your kick-ass attitude inspires me:) sorry to hear you need surgery but glad to hear it can be nipped and tucked.

  • Emily

    That’s a bummer that it’s not the news you were hoping for but hopfully you will be feeling much better after your op next week. So glad that you have wonderful people in your life to help you out. I think we all need an Amie in our life every now and then…..sounds like bliss πŸ™‚

    • Katrina (author)

      Yes, she’s pretty good! πŸ˜‰

  • A-M

    Oh love. I am so sorry. Will be thinking of you. Sucks big time. xx

  • Kate Luella

    OMG woman, you aren’t whinging at all, these things are terribly hard to cope with, but your smart personality and strong will obviously helps you get thru, I wish I had an Amy too, good luck to you hun, take care, rest, continue to smile atchya kids, mine make me smile thru the tough times too… πŸ™‚ Kate

    • Katrina (author)

      Thanks lovely XX

  • Kl

    You are THE most inspiring woman katrina. Whilst I am very sorry to hear of this result your attitude towards it is, in your own words, a breath of fresh air! I’ll keep you in my prayers for a successful surgery. X kl

  • Lillii

    Hey Katrina, after reading this is has brought up painful memories when I was only 21 & having a colonoscopy. After finding an ulcer in my rectum then surgery to remove this, every has been sweet & now I am 48.
    Blessings to you Lillii x

  • Karen

    I love your attitude in this post. I know it must be so hard, my brother was diagnosed with ulcerative colitis last year and I’ve seen how bad it can be. Sending prayers your way! X Karen

  • Jane

    Oh Katrina. Huge hugs to you, my friend. Crossing everything crossable that your surgeon gets to the bottom of it. J x

  • Farmers Wifey

    I’m so sorry to read this, you have a positive attitude and family who love and help you, so hopefully that makes things a little easier. Since finding out my little boy has Crohns, I’ve tried to stay positive, it is hard sometimes to see him in pain, and going through medical stuff, but it helps him to see me happy and not worrying so my brave face is for him..Michelle x

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