Options and Preferences with Treatments – PoPSTER

TReatment options and preferences

So a couple of months ago I wrote a post based on some questions from the PoPSTER study into steroid resistant Ulcerative Colitis. Here is the next instalment on treatment types I have had and then looking at the options and preferences I was given or have. This was interesting for me as most of the treatments I was given I was classed as a child so I have the added intrigue that is hindsight added into my answers.

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Buttony Bear – The Bear with a Button Stoma

Buttony Bear - the bear with a button stoma

Buttony Bear or as Ra-Ra calls him Button Bear is a beautiful little bear much like the famous Steiff bears that I coveted badly as a child. These bears are perfect to offer comfort to predominantly children who are going in for surgery and can be scared. The idea of this bear having a stoma just like they will allows them to feel less alone.

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Peak Medical 2 Piece Review

Fleximate 2 piece Product Review

As you may know by now I really like the Peak Medical ileomate appliances and as a rule they are my go too bag. When I first heard of the company nearly 3 years ago I was wearing 2 pieces due to sore skin. I have been having issues with my skin lately mainly due to my eczema and I thought giving a 2 piece a try would be worth a shot so here is the review of their fleximate.

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Positive Aspects of Borderline Personality Disorder

Positive traits of Borderline Personality Disorder

When those of us are diagnosed with having a personality disorder, we often feel relieved that there is a reason to why they find life and situations within it difficult. Some use it as a scapegoat to blame their poor decisions on and some shut down because of it. However there are many positive traits that come with having a personality disorder and this is what I want to talk about today.

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Children’s Mental Health

Mental Health in Children is important too

A few months ago Ra-Ra’s school sent home a little story for us to read to help reinforce what they had been learning about positive mental health in children. It is called “Unique the Unicorn”; they wanted us to read it as a bedtime story and ask her what she thought made each family member special. I have included the story in case you wondered what it was.

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10 Things about Life with IBD

10 Things about Life with IBD

To commemorate World IBD Day I thought I would talk about the ten things I wish I knew and would tell other people dealing with something that ended up changing my life forever. No matter how often we tell people that the disease doesn’t control us sadly to an extent it does and feeling alone and isolated is one thing we can’t control.

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My Borderline Personality Disorder

Borderline Personality Disorder

On Twitter recently there has been a surge in people talking about their borderline personality disorder (BPD) and how it has affected them. I really like following these people because they are so open and honest and in reality it makes me feel so less alone and not so isolated. Which is a HUGE thing for people like myself with BPD.

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