Recover, Adapt, Overcome

conference and ball

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

Spoonie Night Out

Spoonie Night Out

So I haven’t been my usual self recently due to being riddled with anxiety and becoming anti social, I would like to laugh and say more anti social but it isn’t like that I panic when people come and 00Steve isn’t there. Natalie from The Spoonie Mummy has had it a bit rough lately too and I just wanted her to have some time away from everything. Her boyfriend lives not too far from Leeds and I thought 45 minutes on the train is nothing for me so I suggested a night away. 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

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

My Mental Health Is Being Squiffy

mental health

With one of the topics on The IBD and Ostomy Support Show being mental health I felt it was the perfect time to write this. Now I have spoken a couple of times about being slightly fragile with my mental health and it is mainly down to events in my life triggering feelings rather than being depressed specifically. I definitely feel like the caesarean has deeply affected my current mental state but I don’t think it is just that.  Read more

#ostoMylove Week Four Micro Action List

micro action

As we now come to the end of our June micro action self love challenge we will add on the extra couple of days to finish the month. We all really hope that you have been enjoying the challenge and have benefited from having a little bit of you time.  It is really important that you do take time for yourself as it really does help keep to your mental health….well healthy! Read more

#ostoMYlove June Week Three Micro Actions Challenge

We are now into week three of our June micro action challenge; so in our camp since the start we have had babies born (my baby Button is now a baby Jacob) sickness with Louise, a hospital admission from Rachel and Natalie is holding the fort with The IBD and Ostomy Support Show Facebook page! But we are all trying to make sure we get our actions done when we can; but such as life things can be a bit of a challenge. Read more