Guest Post: What Is It Like Living With Two Stoma Bags?

what is it like living as a double bagger?

This latest guest post is written by my good friend Rachel of rocking2stomas blog fame about what is like for her as a double bagger; to live with both an ileostomy and a urostomy; for more on her story (which she feels she has now told a thousand times) please visit her blog via the link above. Read more

When In Wales… Pelican Healthcare Trip

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

Appliance and Delivery Companies: What’s the Difference?

appliance and delivery companies

So the world of ordering samples isn’t as clean cut as this company does this and you order by this, this or this. So many of the bag companies are owned or affiliated with a delivery company who is under an umbrella of another! Yes utterly confusing right! I’m hoping that by the end of this post we will have an idea of what is what, or who is who! 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

#ostoMylove Week Four Micro Action List

week four micro action list

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

june week three action list

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

#ostoMYlove Micro Actions Week Two

week two action list

Hello and welcome to week two of our #ostoMYlove micro action group challenge! I hope you enjoyed taking part in week one of our self love June. I know we had a couple of Aussie ostomy bloggers join in Laura and Erin which is fantastic! I know myself and the rest of the Show Girls have loved seeing your posts, if you would like to know what last weeks actions were please click here. Read more

#ostoMYlove Week One Micro Actions

week one actions list

So between the four currently active ladies over at The IBD and Ostomy Support Show have picked the micro actions for June 1st till June 7th. Then on the 7th we will post the second weeks micro actions and then so forth. So here is a quick recap you do the action for the day specified and if you can snap a quick pic and post it to any of the social medias you may use or even just the support shows Facebook page using the hashtag #ostoMYlove feel free to tag us all in the photos too if you wish as we would love to see what you all chose to do. Remember there is no right or wrong choice of photo! We will be adding our own photos to social media to inspire those that are a bit stuck. Read more

Watering Your Own Grass…Self Love

watering your own grass self love

So I was inspired to do this post because of my fellow loose lady of ostomy and IBD, friend and someone who does too much Rachel of Rocking2Stomas. She basically DOES TOO MUCH sometimes and needs to take at least 5 minutes of her day to focus on herself and show herself some love. Read more