Telling A Child About Ostomies

telling a 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

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

Jasmine Stacey Halloween Photo Shoot

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?

bag roulette what have I learnt about the pouches?

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

Coloplast SenSura Mio Two Piece

coloplast click and flex

As you may remember I ordered two different Coloplast SenSura Mio two piece appliances when we started the bag roulette trial and review. Well there must have been some mix up because I had to get in touch with them on Thursday 6th to see what was what. They were very helpful and I was asked some questions on why I wanted a two piece etc. Then they were to arrive the Monday after. *naked stoma in post* Read more

Ostomy Bag Roulette – Salts Healthcare

salts

This week we are trialling Natalie’s bag which comes from Salts Healthcare. Now Natalie doesn’t use a convex bag and as my stoma is retracted I couldn’t risk wearing a flat bag so I literally went online and found the convex equivalent to her bag! I had to ring up Salts to get samples sent out but they were very helpful and friendly which is always a bonus! *naked stoma* in this post! Read more

Appliance/Delivery Companies

delivery

So the world of ordering samples isn’t as clean cut as this company does this and you order by this, this or this. So many of the bag companies are owned or affiliated with a delivery company who is under an umbrella of another! Yes utterly confusing right! I’m hoping that by the end of this post we will have an idea of what is what, or who is who! Read more