Stoma’s First Birthday

stoma first birthday

 

One year on from having my stoma formed and one hell of a year that has been! From going into the theatre waiting room scared and alone (00Steve was asked to leave at that point) to waking up with no pain! Nope, none, nada! Sure I did have a morphine PCA (that wasn’t used an awful lot to my surprise) but last time I had bowel surgery I was still in agony. Read more

Colitis To Ostomy’s Blogiversary!

blog birthday

 

Happy birthday to you, happy birthday to you, happy birthday to you blog happy birthday to you! One year old! I am so proud that I’ve managed to commit to something for a year, let alone people are still reading it. So from the bottom of my heart and stoma thank you for keeping this going, it is as much to do with you as it is me.
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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!

first episode of the IBD and ostomy support 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

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

Morbid March

mental health

So this is going to be a bit of a hard and personal post but I feel I need to stay honest with myself and get it out there so I can work through everything to do with my mental health. I don’t feel like I should have to issue a warning but I guess everyone can find things upsetting or triggering. So this could be triggering with mentions of suicide, self-harm and miscarriage.  Read more

Let’s Thicken It Up!

thickening up your output

Yep we all have times when our output/stool/poop whatever you like to call it doesn’t want to play ball and goes super liquidy. You don’t always want to take loperamide or just can’t seem to take enough to make a difference. Hopefully this little list could make all the difference to give you some relief, because let’s face it most of us have spent far too much of our lives on the toilet before our ostomies. Read more

Purple Wings Charity Pin Up Photo Shoot

purple wings pin up photo shoot

I had the pleasure to attend another amazing event held by Purple Wings Charity a photo shoot on the 11th March, a bunch of beautiful, brave babes met up in a hotel conference room to smash some taboo’s and boost their own confidence whilst raising some money for their amazing cause. Which if you didn’t know by now is to help give people who have a stoma as a result of IBD a sense of self and to feel the confidence that they should have. These are through “time for me” grants which can be anything from a day out with their family or as simple as a haircut.

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