Thursday, 12 July 2012

Ready,Steady, Go!

Well that's it. It is official. I am doing a fundraising event! I never thought I would ever actually organise my own fundraising event. I HATE asking people for money and am quite a private person.

However, Hyperemesis changed a lot of things for me. I feel so passionately about helping the 'Pregnancy Sickness Support' charity that I am leaving my comfort zone.

You can never describe the horror of Hyperemesis. The only people who understand it are those who have lived through it or watched a loved one suffer. I remember listening to a radio 4 programme last year about morning sickness.They talked about women being so sick they required hospitalisation and some terminated their much wanted baby.  I couldn't believe anyone could possibly be that sick that they would require hospitalisation. A few months later I was one of those women.

Getting help from other sufferers proved invaluable. Knowing I wasn't the only one who was vomiting 20-40 times a day or struggling to even have a shower helped with the isolation.  I want to help the charity raise further awareness and help more women with the condition.

Hyperemesis has also deepened my appreciation for family. Without my husband, Mum and Step dad I would not be here writing this or holding our little boy. They cared for me 24 hours a day as well as all hold down jobs. Not an easy job when I was unable to do anything for myself.

You can sponsor me at:

So here goes nothing ... Ready, Steady, Go!

1 comment:

  1. loving ya blog hun and wishing you all the best on ya walk. you had such a rough 9 months but have a beautiful little boy who knows what an amazing mummy he has xxx