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August 10, 2018

Throughout most of my recent medical nightmare or journey, I've somehow managed to remain positive and accept the process and things that occurred (even though I may have lacked respect for some of the decisions made by the doctors) Even during recovery I found myself...

July 20, 2018

Okay, so I'm keeping positive. I'm glad I'm alive and in some ways surprised myself. I didn't realise I had that kind of fight in me. It's been bloody hard! I'm so pleased to be finally home and have no idea when or how I'll be able to walk properly again, but again li...

July 15, 2018

So about over two weeks into my hospital stay, a surgeon came to see me and told me I'd need immediate surgery to have my colon removed as death was imminent. There was also a higher chance of dying than survival with the surgery option which didn't quite register at t...

July 8, 2018

Wow, so this is what it's like!
 
During my first few nights in the hospital, I had a mixture of emotions; relief, happiness, sadness, loneliness, irritation, to name a few...

Initially, I reckon I was mostly positive about being there. I tried to absorb my surroundings...

June 30, 2018

I just really wanted to put down a list of all the things I tried, in desperation, during my colitis flare up. I've spent a small fortune over the years on these things. The one I swear by the most would be Psyllium Husk which works wonders not just for IBS sufferers.

S...

September 15, 2017

Everyone has an opinion on this, whether they've used these or not. I'm not here to tell anyone what to and by no means am I a doctor even though I often secretly think I am : ) I can only talk about my thought process when considering these drugs.

I've been offered the...

August 20, 2017

Being diagnosed with ulcerative colitis at the age of 21 turned my life upside down. I had just spent my entire life working damn hard in the pursuit for those ever so special 'A grades', for what?  At least this is how I felt at the time (my education means the world...

August 2, 2017

I used to get frustrated when I'd create a lousy piece of art after having put so much effort into it. But over the recent years, I've found that the pieces I like the most are the ones that I didn't think too hard to create. I let my hands do all the work and use the...

June 20, 2017

I have realised, my life up until now may have been difficult but wasn't that bad. Everything could have been a lot worse, and I am grateful for the good things and people in my life. One of the most important lessons I've learnt is to draw strength from every experien...

June 18, 2017

Hello and thanks for being here!

As you may well know if you’ve stumbled upon this, my name is Keena, and I'm an artist (along with a few other things). I’m both an 80's/90's kid from West London, trying my hand at pretty much everything...

For me, the idea of creating a...

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