It’s a quick update, I know. I’m actually trying to be good and stick to my scheduled blogging times (for now), and I’ve been doing sort of well with it. I’ve done a bit of tweaking, I now have my own domain and am slowly working now towards upgrading and building a bit more stuff around the site. I mean, I NEVER expect to take off and all that, but hey, when your google rankings are not bad, you take advantage of that and make things look pretty. Continue reading “The one about the TAPS support group”
The one about the birthday fundraiser..
At the bottom of this post there are links to a fundraiser. All proceeds go directly to the TTTS Support Team so that they can continue their amazing work with grieving families. Thank you in advance for your donations!
On the 20th of January, I turn 40. Crazy, right? I mean, 40 seems like you should have everything sorted out and be a responsible, mature adult and all that shit.
Seriously, no pressure. None at all.
The one about the difference between TTTS and TAPS
You get so much medical jargon thrown at you when you’re diagnosed with a disease like TTTS and TAPS – and sometimes it’s really hard to process it. There’s a lot of medical terms and it’s quite overwhelming. People start talking about DVP’s and MCA’s and cord flow and start talking about amnios and lasers and SFR … it’s confusing and overwhelming.
For the purpose of this post, I will only be referring to identical twins who share a placenta. There are always exceptions to every rule, but the key to this post is simplicity. So on that note, I am specifically referring the most common denominator – identical twins, sharing a placenta. Continue reading “The one about the difference between TTTS and TAPS”
The one about TTTS Awareness Month
Hello again! It’s that time of the year where I campaign relentlessly for TTTS and TAPS awareness. December is a special time of year, where emotions take the better part of me and my passion for spreading awareness increases.Continue reading “The one about TTTS Awareness Month”
The one about D-Day…
Today is the 25th of October. Just another autumn day for most people.
4 years ago, at around 10am, this day took on another meaning for me.
I went to my regular checkup, and found that baby A had barely any fluid, whilst baby B was swimming in her fluid. We had suspected, then confirmed later, TTTS. This day was horrible – I had so many ultrasounds, talked to many doctors, including one that told us we should make funeral plans for our babies. The next few days were spent in shock and tears, as we came to grips with what was happening.