Connect Lifestyle Magazine October 2019

The first month of school is down and I bet your all secretly looking forward to mid term already and the break,  but that’s a few weeks away yet! Dont forget our hospitality awards are coming up so we want you to nominate your favorites, all details inside.
We have lots for you to read and enjoy this month, well actually when I say ‘we’ that’s a slight stretch, I feel wrong writing this note myself this month as I didn’t really have much to do with it at all. As most of you know I was sent on a little trip to Cork University Hospital for brain surgery and yes they did find one I’m relieved to tell you all !!I was diagnosed with Syringomyelia and Chiari Malformation, I will let you check it all out on mr google if you wish to find out more, but the bottom line was me ending up in theatre for over 5hours to get fluid out of my brain and body and give my brain space to move again.  It has changed things for me and has definitely put a stop to my 24/7 on the go for the minute but hopefully I will get back there very soon.  I would just ask any GP’s reading this to take time if not already familiar with the conditions to check it out as it’s an illness not really well known in our country and I really would love to see this changing. There are less than 2000 cases in Ireland and no known specialist to deal with it.I am overwhelmed with the support shown to me and my small business sinceits all happened, people have gone out of their way to ensure this issue is with you all, and family and friends have just been amazing as I’m not allowed work or drive at the minute which is tough going but people can’t do enough, the house is full of cards, flowers, gifts and more so from the bottom of my heart I say thank you all so much, I don’t want to thank anyone in particular in case I miss someone but I am forever grateful to you all and you know who you are.
They say you see those real people around you at times like this and it’s so true, I’m blessed with good people.
So onwards and upwards for more great things from Connect, but one piece of advice take time to enjoy life too, you only get one chance at it so make memories with those you love and have no regrets.