Watering Your Own Grass…Self Love

watering your own grass self love

So I was inspired to do this post because of my fellow loose lady of ostomy and IBD, friend and someone who does too much Rachel of Rocking2Stomas. She basically DOES TOO MUCH sometimes and needs to take at least 5 minutes of her day to focus on herself and show herself some love. Read more

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

what is it like to live with a chronically sick person

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. Read more

You Gotta Have Faith Faith Faith…

you gotta have faith faith faith

…In your medical teams. Right now I’m having a repeat of when I was pregnant with Ra-Ra but this time they don’t seem to be wanting to help me. The first time around my obstetrics/midwifery team was fairly small as it was a relatively small hospital, since then departments have been closed down and everything has pretty much been shifted to the hospital up the road who is part of the local trust. Now most people in my local area or at least my hometown don’t have much faith in the bigger hospital and I’ve been witness to this both with colorectal and now obstetrics. Read more

Importance Of Being Honest…with A Health Visitor

the importance of being honest with your health visitor

So as everyone knows by now I am pregnant, 31 weeks to be exact. Last week I had a scheduled visit from a Health Visitor, that I genuinely forgot about! So cue me answering the door in my dressing gown, hair tied up from the night before and more than likely make up all over my face! But the health visitor Amy didn’t bat an eyelid at me looking like a tramp or my messy house. She just smiled and asked if I wanted her to come back another time. I just thought it’s probably best her seeing me like this so she is under no illusions when she comes to see me when Button is here. So this post is another super honest post about feelings and shiz, but ultimately why you should be honest with your health visitor because they aren’t all doom and gloom like they are portrayed in the media. Read more

Third Trimester Pregnancy Pains

third trimester pregnancy pains

So I decided that I should maybe do another post on where I am at with my pregnancy; be warned it wont be a short read and I am very honest in my posts. I feel I should add a little disclaimer that these are my personal experiences and every pregnancy is different, What I am going through in this pregnancy may not relate to you or even be something you ever will!
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Being Sick Isn’t A Competition

being sick isn't a competition

This post is for all the parents who don’t give up when they are ill, the schoolkids who refuse to fail, the employed who for themselves would prefer to stay that way but are made to feel they aren’t as ill as others because they are unable too do these things. That definitely reads like as song by Fallout Boy or the like doesn’t it? No not every chronically sick person feels it is a competition to who is the sickest, well practically none really as we are all fighting our own fight. But that doesn’t stop the odd negative sod ruining it for the rest of the community.

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It Will Be Alright On The Night!

it will be alright on the night - first show

Our first show went live last night which you can watch *here* I personally found it better to watch via my phone than streaming it to the TV. Which you can see here! We decided to give our own feedback on our first show so you can get a glimpse of some behind the scene action!

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Let Me Proudly Introduce – The IBD and Ostomy Support Show

let me proudly introduce the ibd and ostomy support show

Well then this is a rather exciting topic for me to be talking about! Myself and three for now other women (one sneaky one is hiding in the wings but for now will remain a surprise) will be taking to your screens once a week to talk about life with IBD and ostomies! In our very own SHOW! So even if you don’t have IBD but you have a stoma you are still included!  Read more