I have always been a big girl with little confidence or self esteem but as the years went by I continued to put on weight. A freak accident 10 years ago resulted in a badly broken and dislocated ankle. Three surgeries later and I'm told there is nothing more they can do for me. I can't wear high heels and wearing anything other than trousers or a maxi dress is a no no for me because my leg is such a mess which all adds to my lack of confidence and feeling nice.
At the beginning of May 2017 I was rushed into hospital with a life threatening condition, I was diagnosed with Sepsis and a severe case of cellulitis in my already bad leg. I had two thoughts running around my head, I was either going to die or I'd lose my leg. After spending two weeks in hospital on IV antibiotics and a further course at home.
I am happy that I survived and also kept my leg. However I then started my fight with Post Sepsis Syndrome which includes extreme fatigue, depression, anxiety, insomnia, mood swings to name just a few. This sent me into a downwards spiral.
I entered a campaign with Curves on Facebook, they asked for my story of why I needed a confidence boost. I was gobsmacked when I had a call to say that I had been chosen. Do I actually go ahead with it? Oh well, in for a penny, in for a pound. I had told my husband about the photo shoot but it hadn't quite registered with him what a boudoir shoot was until I packed up my bag with new underwear!
From the moment I nervously walked through the door, I was made to feel special. My hair and make up was amazing and then Maddie helped me relax into the various poses as I sipped away on prosecco! By the end of the session, I felt sexy and empowered, two words I have never associated with me before. It was a time to celebrate my life and I cannot thank you all enough for making me feel so special and helping me to see myself in a different way. Xx
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