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

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

Check Your Stock…Are You Over Ordering?

how much stock do you have

And like me not actually realising it? Now I have been really good when it had come to the bags, I asked my delivery company which is Securicare awhile back to put the bags on hold. This was partly to do with pregnancy affecting my skin and how it took to the bags. But I received a phone call on Monday from Securicare as a courtesy to see if my order needed changing. Now I dropped a few things and only added one, but it made me think do I really need everything on my order? And what did I have in stock? Read more

To Be Admitted Or Not Admitted

to be admitted or not to be admitted

Now this is a story all about how my my day got flipped turned upside down and I’d like to take a minute, just sit right there. I’ll tell you how I got wrapped up in despair. I was admitted to hospital last week and for me it was a pretty scary experience. Read more

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

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