Product Review – Peak Medical Ileomate

Product Review Peak Medical

Have you ever heard of Peak Medical? Maybe not but their beginnings are a bit different to the other companies as they were started by a Urologist *EDIT* Peak Medical was founded by a Urology Nurse. I heard about them when I was at a stoma open day and I met Terry the company rep for my area. He was lovely and spent a good chunk of time cuddling Baby Button but who wouldn’t right? Read more

Product Review: Sunshine Boxes

sunshine stationery gift boxes

We have all seen the different variants of subscription boxes that are out there nowadays, but this one caught my eye on Instagram. I can’t remember which account sent me that way exactly but I started following the account and looked at the website and really like the idea and look of the Sunshine Stationery gift boxes. Read more

Product Review: Convatec Natura Mouldable Bags

Convatec Natura Mouldable Bags

I signed up to the Convatec patient information service called me+ and a lady rang me up to see if I had received everything okay; which I had done. She told me about a new appliance that peaked my interest a base plate that you don’t cut…you mould to the shape of your stoma, this post is where I talk about the pro’s and con’s of the product. Read more

Telling A Child About Ostomies

telling your child about ostomies

Can be a hard subject to broach whether it is for yourself or the child. I recently have had a few parents message me and ask me a bazillion questions which is totally fine and exactly what I’m here for! I have personally been through what it is like telling or let’s be real here trying to tell a toddler what a stoma was and why mummy was having it. Read more

When In Wales… Pelican Healthcare Trip

when in wales.. pelican healthcare trip

Through having my ileostomy I have been incredibly lucky to have some amazing opportunities opened up for me! We as part of the show had been invited down to Cardiff to meet the Pelican Healthcare team and have a look round the factory. One of my (many) brother in laws said “Surely there would be an episode of ‘How It Was Made’ done so you wouldn’t need to go.”  Which deflated me slightly but do you know what? It was one of the most fascinating and interesting things I have ever done! Read more

Human Is Beautiful…Perfect Is Boring

human is beautiful...perfect is boring

Like most young girls I dreamed of being a model when I grew up, but becoming chronically ill and being definitely awkward looking (not to mention steroid moon face) I soon realised that I wasn’t what society deemed as beautiful. Not that I was ugly really not in reality. Since meeting Jasmine back in 2016 I have wanted to model for her company but I was never going to be at the forefront of her mind when her brand exudes glamour and silver screen elegance – as I am a very proud punk rock princess! I however got to experience modelling for her recently and it didn’t matter about my tattoos as I got to be all decked out for Halloween! Read more

Bag Roulette What Have I Learnt?

ostomy bag roulette: what have i learnt?

So this is the end of The IBD and Ostomy Support Show’s okay lets face it Louise’s crazy idea of bag roulette. I just thought I would take the time to think about what I have learnt overall from this little for me “experiment” on the pouches other than Louise is a loveable mad scientist? Read more