In Sickness And In Health

in sickness and in health

So I have been in two minds about writing this post as I feel incredibly selfish and I am not sure if I have the right to even feel like this. When I started with The IBD and Ostomy Support Show with Louise, Rachel and Natalie I didn’t expect to gain some of the closest friends I could have ever have asked for. As Rachel has said to us all we are like stoma sisters…and she is right these girls feel like my sisters. Read more

Spoonie Night Out

spoonie night out

So I haven’t been my usual self recently due to being riddled with anxiety and becoming anti social, I would like to laugh and say more anti social but it isn’t like that I panic when people come and 00Steve isn’t there. Natalie from The Spoonie Mummy has had it a bit rough lately too and I just wanted her to have some time away from everything. Her boyfriend lives not too far from Leeds and I thought 45 minutes on the train is nothing for me so I suggested a night away. Read more

Fertility From A Male Ostomates Point Of View

fertility from a male ostomates perspective

I have been chatting to Brian on Instagram for a while now and have always been interested in what it has been like for him as a man that was wanting a family, plus he is in the states I wondered if it was overly different there than here with care and the like. After I posted about fertility as a woman with a stoma I reached out to Brian and as I am lucky enough to call this man a friend. We have talked a lot about being parents and I have been privvy to information that was just limited to private message about our families. So please read on and find out about what it is like from a male ostomate wanting a family and needing a stoma’s perspective. Read more

Ostomy Bag Roulette – Ordering Stoma Bags

ordering stoma bag online

So as Louise mentioned in the link we are doing a sort of trial and review on the stoma bags we use and send them to each other to see how we each get on with them, which we will cover on The IBD and Ostomy Support Show. Now *disclaimer* we each have had our stoma’s long enough to know what is normal for our peristomal skin and what isn’t. We are going to be honest with our reviews of each bag and maybe even find one that works better than our current bag. As Rachel’s ileostomy Bob has prolapsed we have decided it is safer for her not to take part and she will trial urostomy products instead. So cue what to us is essentially ostomy bag roulette! Read more