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

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

Ostomy Bag Roulette – Pelican Healthcare

So this month we are doing everything stoma and bag roulette. No not handbag roulette much to my dismay I love a good handbag! Last week I talked about ordering the Coloplast SenSura Mio two piece (convex) this week we are trialling Louise’s ostomy bags which are the Pelican Platinum make. *naked stoma in post* Read more

Fertility From A Male Ostomates Point Of View

male fertility

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