I have a heck of a lot of respect and love for the Purple Wings Charity. I genuinely don’t believe I would be in the position I am now if it wasn’t for a message about the ball I saw in a group. The conference is where I was able to make contacts who became friends such as Jasmine and Nozar, let alone Lauren and meeting a ton of friendly and amazing ostomates which you can read about the conference and the ball in those links. Read more
It was supposed to have been one of the most beautiful days you can have; becoming a parent whether for the first time or not it is supposed to be a time of love and joy. Well unfortunately when my son Jacob came into the world that wasn’t exactly the case it was pretty damn traumatic. But I will start from the admission to put it into context. Read more
So in aid of raising awareness and feeding people’s curiosity I asked a lot of people to ask me questions about living with a stoma and boy! I wasn’t disappointed! Thank you to everyone that pitched in, hopefully it helped!
I’m now part of the Awestomy club (I would love to say I came up with that myself but I didn’t I found it on pinterest) and I already feel better for it. When I woke up in recovery I remember asking the staff to bleep my dad because he would either be with or get hold of 00Steve I just wanted a hug at this point. Read more
I have been awake since 4 am 00Steve was making stupid noises and I just couldn’t get back to sleep fully, part of me thinks I could be worried about getting my ileostomy. So when 6 am rolled round I was not ready to get up and take the morning dose of maxijule. I made coffee for 00Steve and got Ra-Ra up and dressed and we set off to go to my brother and sister in laws. I made a pit stop to give my sisters husband his birthday cards and get spuddle cuddles (eldest nephew) Ra-Ra was a bit unsure of staying at Ted and Sam’s but not because of them, but she had a bad night and knew I was going into hospital today. Read more
Come in, come in. Please make yourself comfortable, the kettle has just been on so feel free to make yourself a drink. I’m Stephie and I just wanted to take the time for you to get to know me and I you. Read more