#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. Read more

The Most Traumatic Day Of My Life

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. Read more

#ostoMYlove Micro Actions Week Two

june action challenge

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. Read more

#ostoMYlove Week One Micro Actions

self love micro actions challenge

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. Read more

Watering Your Own Grass…Self Love

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?

living 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

Check Your Stock…Are You Over Ordering?

how much stock do you have

And like me not actually realising it? Now I have been really good when it had come to the bags, I asked my delivery company which is Securicare awhile back to put the bags on hold. This was partly to do with pregnancy affecting my skin and how it took to the bags. But I received a phone call on Monday from Securicare as a courtesy to see if my order needed changing. Now I dropped a few things and only added one, but it made me think do I really need everything on my order? And what did I have in stock? Read more

You Gotta Have Faith Faith Faith…

got to have faith in your medical team

…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

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