28 Nov 2009

{A year ago…}

A year ago I was sick. I’d spent a whole week in bed with a headache . I then spent 4 days in hospital having MRI and CT scans and a lumbar puncher. I was diagnosed with intracranial hypertension – which is a build of pressure in your head. In my case it caused headaches and caused my optic nerve to swell which affected my vision.

I no longer suffer with the symptoms but there is a chance I could get ill again.

I remember being scared. Scared of losing my sight, of never feeling well again and scared that things would get worse.

They didn’t, I was diagnosed quickly and was able to start medication. I am still under observation but things look positive.

I never thought a year ago I would be where I am now.

I am happy, carrying my first child and no longer feel unwell (with those symptoms at least)

This year has been crazy but it amazes me to look back now at where I was and to be so thankful for where I am now.

This reflecting back inspired me to put together this layout! I reallt pleased with the way it came together!
Have a lovely weekend bloggers! x


  1. Another lovely post gal...how scary ..and how far you've come! Anything is possible with love by your side.

  2. Wow, what a difference a year makes! And what a difference the next year will bring too. Just you wait for next Christmas!!

  3. Wow, that is such a gorgeous layout. I am soooo happy that all worked out well for you Leanne and wish you all the luck in the world with the new baby when he or she arrives.

  4. Thank you for your post. I was diagnosed with IIH in June and it is nice to think that my slow, but steady improvement may actually result in a happy reflection like yours! Congratulations!!

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  7. ...And this time next year you'll have your Bubba! c x

  8. Great post, I think it's important to look back when you've been through a rough patch in order to appreciate how far you've come. Can't wait to see pictures of your new arrival!