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[vmgvideo class="ql-video" frameborder="0" allowfullscreen="true" src="https://player.vimeo.com/video/237901079/"][/vmgvideo][p]Firstly Oh my good god I can't believe I'm doing this. Many of you know I love cake & chocolate and hate running ! So why do this hey ? Good question. [/p][p]I thought if I can go through Hyperemesis Gravidarum 3 times then I can do this. So I am taking myself completely out of my comfort zone ( and the sofa) to run a 10k and raise fund for PSS-Pregnancy Sickness Support. [/p][p]If you are not sure what Hyperemesis Gravidarum, please do check the PSS website and have a read of my personal blog (below written October 2018 @SimcowithaxPhotography )[/p][p]I promised myself that once I was able to get back out of bed I would push myself more so here i am :) I don't expect to win or even beat world records just take part :xx[/p][p][br][/p][p][br][/p][p][img]https://uk.virginmoneygiving.com/fundraiser-portal/fundraiserPage?pageId=1027688[/img][/p][p][br][/p][p]Personal Blog on Recent HG Episode.[/p][p]" So ..when are you having another?"[/p][p][br][/p][p]This question… [/p][p]This blog is personal & raw and cannot be written at a better time for October Baby loss awareness week. I am not a person who often opens up about my personal life, but i want to raise awareness and support others. [/p][p]This question was asked only 2 weeks after giving birth to my daughter. 4 years on this question still seems to slip out of other mums mouths.[/p][p]Some women do not want children, some want one and some want a 101. But before you ask the question :[/p][p]“ So when you having another one ? “ [/p][p]Or [/p][p]“ When are you having a baby ?”[/p][p]Please consider what emotional and personal battles that person is going through. I would love a 101 mini versions of me, however it seems that this is not going to be the case. [/p][p]I assumed that when I started to grow a small human I would glow, I'd be like Mary Poppins with a bump. Id have a maternity shoot ,wear floaty floral dresses and be super healthy. [/p][p]Well unfortunately this has not been the case, I have suffered with a deliberating illness called Hyperemesis Gravidarum ([url=https://www.simcowithax.co.uk/blog-1/search/.hash.hyperemesisgravidarum]#hyperemesisgravidarum[/url]) this means that you are incapacitated. Entrapped in your own body. Imagine having Noro Virus for 24hrs/48hrs How awful you feel ? not being able to eat or drink . Now imagine that everyday from the minute your body detects you are pregnant. I suffered this with my daughter for 5 months I was so poorly, in and out of hospital unable to work. But the end result was obviously so worth it. [/p][p]Some maybe are aware I have been very poorly of late and the reason being I was growing a small human, and at 5 weeks like a bolt of lightning this horrible illness took hold again. Hyperemesis completely takes over your life . It is such a debilitating and all consuming condition . I was unable to lead any type of life, lost my independence due to needing care, was unable to enjoy being pregnant and became dependent on my family and medication . The isolation and misunderstanding of the condition made the vomiting harder to deal with. Still many have no idea what this is, assume you are suffering with " Morning Sickness" vomitting 15- 20 times a day is not morning sickness.[/p][p]Your body can handle a couple of days of 24/7 sickness but when it gets to week 1 your body gives up a little and mentally you lose yourself to pure sadness and despair. [/p][p]Motion, noise , light , smells anything triggers you. You cant sleep , yet your so exhausted. Breathing becomes hard, you are out of breath all of the time. Palpitations, headaches, sore throat the list is endless. I was bed bound for nearly 3.5 weeks unable to move. Anti Nausea medication was issued and Drs trips made, but nothing really holds this horrible illness back. [/p][p]There is ongoing studies into why some women suffer this and I for one cannot wait for more to be discovered as I hate to think of other woman suffering this. It is psychologically and physically scarring . I plan on raising awareness of Hyperemesis and raise funds within 2019 to continue to support those who have made it their mission to stop it. [/p][p]Sadly this situation just gets worst. At 10 weeks and after 5 weeks of being away from the world and so sick that I was unable to cuddle my little girl, devastation hit when I lost the little one I was growing. At any stage of pregnancy, loss is not easy and has not been. [/p][p]I would like to personally thank, all my customers who have been so patient with my current absence . I am now in the process of getting well and catching up. [/p][p]But next time you have the urge to ask a women the question, think ! please… as lucky & grateful I am for my beautiful princess. My heart will be forever broken that I will not be having any more . My body most definitely cannot go through this all again. [/p][p]Please do visit HG support and see all the great things they are doing. Lets help future women rid this. :[url=https://www.pregnancysicknesssupport.org.uk/help/women-suffering/hyperemesis-gravidarum]https://www.pregnancysicknesssupport.org.uk/help/women-suffering/hyperemesis-gravidarum[/url][/p][p]Love to all who have ever suffered with HG or loss XXXXxx Kim Xxxxx[/p][p][br][/p][p][br][/p]