Louise Thompson has revealed she has finally made it on her ‘momentous’ holiday to St Lucia with her fiancé Ryan Libbey and their son Leo.
The Made In Chelsea star, 32, was due to go on the trip earlier this year, but it was postponed after she suffered a major haemorrhage right before they were due to leave.
Louise has been battling PTSD and anxiety following her son Leo’s birth in November 2021 and has been open about her deliberating mental and physical symptoms.
She has also battled physical health issues, including suspected Asherman’s syndrome, a rare condition that causes scar tissue to build up inside the uterus.
She took to Instagram on Monday to share a slew of snaps of her, Ryan and their 18-month-old at the beach.
‘We made it!’ Louise Thompson has revealed she has finally made it on her ‘momentous’ holiday to St Lucia with her fiancé Ryan Libbey and their son Leo
Timing: The Made In Chelsea star, 32, was due to go on the trip earlier this year, but it was postponed after she suffered a major haemorrhage right before they were due to leave
Candid: Louise has been battling PTSD and anxiety following her son Leo’s birth in November 2021 and has been open about her deliberating mental and physical symptoms
Louise looked sensational in a bright green string bikini that showed off her toned stomach.
Her brunette tresses swept up in a messy bun and she hid her eyes behind a pair of black sunglasses.
Captioning the string of sweet photos, the reality star reflected on her feelings surrounding the getaway.
She explained that she had felt ‘completely cursed’ for the last 18 months, but was starting to feel ‘lucky’, saying: ‘It’s time for a new chapter’.
She added that she was grateful that her haemorrhage had occurred before the holiday and not during it, saying: ‘My instinct is telling me that I wouldn’t have survived.’
Louise wrote: ‘WE MADE IT. We were scheduled to visit St. Lucia to stay with friends in early Feb but my health got in the way… AGAIN.
‘I shouldn’t complain. In fact I should be counting my lucky stars that I was firmly on British soil when I suffered a major haemorrhage and had subsequent emergency surgery at the end of January.
‘If our trip had been 3 days earlier the outcome is likely to have been very different. Goodness only knows what would have happened if I’d been flying high in the sky on a 9hr flight, or roaming around bare foot on a remote Caribbean island, but my instinct is telling me that I wouldn’t have survived.
Family: She took to Instagram on Monday to share a slew of snaps of her, Ryan and their 18-month-old at the beach
Looking good: Louise looked sensational in a bright green string bikini that showed off her toned stomach
Shady lady: Her brunette tresses swept up in a messy bun and she hid her eyes behind a pair of black sunglasses
‘I know I needed severallllll litres of life saving blood/fluids etc. and I’m not sure what access to that sort of stuff is like abroad. Maybe don’t tell me. It’s not really worth stewing over too much.’
She continued: ‘Life seems to be one big fat sliding door. Who remembers that movie featuring Gwyenny Paltrow? It’s one that I relate to quite a bit these days.
‘One evening I’m laughing with an old friend whilst drinking tea and drowning in bubbles as we entertain our sons who are having a play date.
‘She gave me some of her swimwear (I’m lucky to have lots of clever and creative friends who own independent brands) as a treat for my trip and a few hours later I have the courage to start packing.
‘The next morning I’m back in the back of a van being blue lit to hospital. The trip is understandably cancelled and we are bummed x 1000000 because it had taken a lot of planning.
‘We were desperate for some sun, sea and vitamin d (as cliche as it’s sounds, everyone kept reminding us that it’s been a while since we’ve had a successful hot holiday) but equally I was SO grateful for the timing.
‘The crap news was easier for me to digest than Ryan, maybe because I was the one in the hot seat.
‘He’s scared and scarred for other reasons, including the things he’s had to witness going in and out of my body. Gosh life is precious.’
Louise went on: ‘Anyway, fast forward a few months and we made it. This feels momentous. A holiday has never felt more like a holiday.
Honest: Captioning the string of sweet photos, the reality star reflected on her feelings surrounding the getaway
‘After several recent and eye opening conversations with strangers, including one very funny character who shuttled us from the airport to the north of the island (where we are staying with friends) I’ve come to the realisation that maybe I am ACTUALLY one of the ‘lucky’ ones.
‘For the best part of the last 2 years I’ve felt completely cursed but I’m feeling really ready to change the narrative.
’No one called me lucky before, but now they are starting to call me lucky. Only strangers mind you. But I wonder why?
‘Maybe I hear what I want to hear, or maybe I tell the story differently. Either way it’s time for a new chapter. It’s time for me to reframe what has happened. It’s time for some post traumatic growth.
‘From now on I will be the luckiest person I know. I certainly feel blessed for so many chances. I pray to those looking down on me for keeping me safe. Thank you x a million.’
Louise concluded: ‘Despite all of my luck or misfortune, whichever way you choose look at it, I can’t go on living my entire life in fear, hence we took a calculated risk and decided to postpone our trip until May and dare I say it WE ARRIVED IN ONE PIECE.
‘I had two attempts at a hot holiday last year and they both ended disastrously because I was so sick. I was mentally and physically in tatters.
‘I hardly travelled when I was pregnant for fear or something happening AND before that we were all in lock down, so I feel a bit out of touch.’
She joked: ‘Oh who wants to hear about the 9 hr flight’.
Moving on: She explained that she had felt ‘completely cursed’ for the last 18 months, but was starting to feel ‘lucky’, saying: ‘It’s time for a new chapter’
Last week Louise let slip her family are in the midst of a feud, sparking speculation she’s fallen out with her brother Sam.
Sources have told MailOnline that the former Made In Chelsea stars have ‘drifted apart’ in recent months due to Sam’s work commitments and Louise’s new life as a mum and they no longer see each other as frequently despite being neighbours.
The siblings have always enjoyed a close relationship but tensions between the pair have intensified over the past year with insiders claiming the lack of support shown to one another during their respective personal ventures has sparked a deeper row.
And last week, Louise, 33, revealed there had been a fallout within the Thompson clan after deleting an Instagram post mentioning ‘family feuds’ while discussing what had recently contributed towards her mental health concerns.
A source told MailOnline: ‘It’s no secret Sam and Louise have drifted apart in recent months.
‘They no longer see each other as frequently as they used to which is surreal given they live next door to each other.
‘The recent lack of communication as they embark on particular projects has caused a rift which they’ve, as yet, failed to address.
‘The family hope it’s just a typical brother and sister fallout, but there is concern this may run and run without being sorted, and the longer it continues, the more difficult a resolution can be found.’
Tough: Last week Louise let slip her family are in the midst of a feud , sparking speculation she’s fallen out with her brother Sam (pictured in July 2022)
Louise let slip that a relationship has become strained by posting a now-deleted Instagram story on Tuesday saying she had been dealing with ‘a lot of stress’ including ‘health issues’ and ‘family feuds.’
She quickly removed the post from her profile, sharing the same image of her holding son Leo but excluding the mention of her family problems.
The original story stated, ‘I dealt with a lot of stress last week and I’m not as resilient as I used to be. Or maybe I am. Maybe I’m more resilient, I’m just dealing with much more significant issues.
‘Health issues, family feuds etc. When you have a child, you have less time to be selfish and to look after yourself.’