dressing with an ostomy
action week 3

#ostoMylove Week Four Micro Action List

As we now come to the end of our June micro action self love challenge we will add on the extra couple of days to finish the month. We all really hope that you have been enjoying the challenge and have benefited from having a little bit of you time.  It is really important that you do take time for yourself as it really does help keep to your mental health….well healthy! Continue reading

little mister and his big sister

Little Mister, His Big Sister And An Ostomy

So since my beautiful Little Mister has been born my emotions regarding the events surrounding his birth have paled in comparison to how happy both 00Steve and myself are. It still isn’t easy to think about including removing my dressing and feeling like a piece of meat tied with butchers twine. This is apparently a normal way of finishing off a suture. Continue reading

June challenge

#ostoMYlove June Week Three Micro Actions Challenge

We are now into week three of our June micro action challenge; so in our camp since the start we have had babies born (my baby Button is now a baby Jacob) sickness with Louise, a hospital admission from Rachel and Natalie is holding the fort with The IBD and Ostomy Support Show Facebook page! But we are all trying to make sure we get our actions done when we can; but such as life things can be a bit of a challenge. Continue reading

my traumatic birth

The Most Traumatic Day Of My Life

It was supposed to have been one of the most beautiful days you can have; becoming a parent whether for the first time or not it is supposed to be a time of love and joy. Well unfortunately when my son Jacob came into the world that wasn’t exactly the case it was pretty damn traumatic. But I will start from the admission to put it into context. Continue reading

my #ostoMYlove action

#ostoMYlove Micro Actions Week Two

Hello and welcome to week two of our #ostoMYlove micro action group challenge! I hope you enjoyed taking part in week one of our self love June. I know we had a couple of Aussie ostomy bloggers join in Laura and Erin which is fantastic! I know myself and the rest of the Show Girls have loved seeing your posts, if you would like to know what last weeks actions were please click here. Continue reading

meatless mondays

Meatless Monday – Sweet Potato Tacos

So I really enjoy eating vegetarian food as you may all remember from my vegan curry that I really enjoy eating meat free meals or just meals where the meat is an accompaniment rather than the main event. But not just that I would love people with stoma’s to be able to enjoy vegetables and not constantly worry about blockages. Too many people get told they will be on a low residue diet for ever rather than the six weeks for your bowel to settle and had chance to heal. There is also no universal no-no food I see that in groups all the time that people think that if one ostomate can’t have say mushrooms the rest can’t, unfortunately it is *shudder* trial and error.  So here is another meatless recipe for you to hopefully enjoy. Continue reading

micro actions

#ostoMYlove Week One Micro Actions

So between the four currently active ladies over at The IBD and Ostomy Support Show have picked the micro actions for June 1st till June 7th. Then on the 7th we will post the second weeks micro actions and then so forth. So here is a quick recap you do the action for the day specified and if you can snap a quick pic and post it to any of the social medias you may use or even just the support shows Facebook page using the hashtag #ostoMYlove feel free to tag us all in the photos too if you wish as we would love to see what you all chose to do. Remember there is no right or wrong choice of photo! We will be adding our own photos to social media to inspire those that are a bit stuck. Continue reading

self love
chronically sick wife

What Is It Like To Live With Someone Who Is Chronically Sick?

I have literally been wanting to do this post for aaaages! But I have really had to lean on 00Steve to do this because although he is incredibly supportive of everything I do to raise Ostomy Awareness, he would rather do it in the background where he can just listen to me whinge! But I thought it might be beneficial to hear what it is like to live with someone who is chronically sick. Continue reading