I have recently been discharged from hospital after nearly 8 weeks following having a PEG fitted. This has been a difficult time for me, but I had some great support from my family and ubu.

I decided it was time for this life changing operation because recently I had been feeling more and more poorly. My energy levels were always low and I could not enjoy my activities; some of which I had to miss out altogether. Yes it was safe to say that my quality of life had not been what it should be.

My family and ubu supported me all the way through the decision making process, as there are many things to consider with any operation, but particularly one such as this.

I am happy to report that I am now on the road to a full recovery. My rehabilitation is an on-going day to day process, but now I am back at home I can feel myself getting stronger every day. I am also now able to eat and drink without fear of becoming poorly and having to go back into hospital, which is great news.

Thanks to my PEG operation I am able to again enjoy my life and any activities which have been planned. I am also getting a new bright silver wheelchair which will aid me further with my rehabilitation and accessing the community.

It feels fantastic to be happy and well again. It’s great to be back home with my friends; together we are looking forward to a full and active future and I’m already planning my next adventure.