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

Oh Hospital Bag, What Do I Take For A Caesarean?

caesarean hospital bag with an ostomy

So a lot of women have the dilemma of what do they take to the hospital for the birth of their baby. Now it’s definitely easier after you have done it before, but what about when you are having a caesarean? or if you have a stoma or like me both! Well as I have had a caesarean before and took far too much stuff for the fact I was in for two nights I have a better idea this time round. I will only really be going into detail about the stuff for me because any list for baby you can find on the internet will be pretty much what I would write…vests, an outfit or two, a blanket, a soft toy that sort of thing. In fact your hospital may even provide you with a list of items to bring for baby so if in doubt ASK!! 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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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

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

Support Support Wherever You Are!

hambleton and ricchmondshire ostomy support group

Hi everyone! Yesterday was the first meeting of the Hambleton and Richmondshire Ostomy Support Group! It has been in the works for a few months and has been a niggling thought in two fellow ostomate’s minds as well! I was so glad that I had other people to help expand this little idea of ours into a reality and you can too! (Do I care I’ve used a LOT of exclamation marks? nah I’m excited *insert cheesy grin*)  Read more

Christmas With An Ostomy – Newbie Style

christmas with an ostomy

MERRY CHRISTMAS!

Well today is my first Christmas with a stoma and I went into today with some fear from reading different articles talking about the “Do’s and Don’t’s” of the festive period. I’m NOT going to do that but talk about what my day ended up being like because well I can lol.

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