Beyond Definition; A New Way To Carry Your Supplies

Beyond Definition; a new way to carry ostomy supplies

These items were gifted for an honest review. At first glance these products from Beyond Definition are very classic and no fuss which really is what you want when needed easy access to your supplies but also don’t want to bring attention to what you are carrying. These items although unisex I feel are geared towards the male ostomates and I think personally that is fantastic; as a female ostomate there are so many things out there for us and I often think that the men are just left to get on with it.

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Do Medication Side Effects Vary When There Is A Gap In Between Taking Them?

Do medication side effects change after a gap in taking them?

So that could well be the longest title I have ever written but I couldn’t think of another way to write it if I’m completely honest. In all seriousness though has anyone else noticed that when they stop taking medication for a period of time and start taking them again that the side effects they experience change?

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Product Review – Dansac TRE

Dansac TRE Product Review

In my time as an ostomate there has been two companies that I consistently use that works well for my skin and that is Dansac and Peak Medical (EuroTec) Dansac was the first product I tried as it is the company that my hospital hand out and last year when I did my ostomy training as part of my job one of my lovely nurses Judith brought me a bag full of supplies as I didn’t receive any due to a little mix up with my delivery company. When she asked what I was using I just said I can use Peak or Dansac comfortably and she brought me a box of Novalife and a box of TRE. Read more

Does Being Sick as a Child Affect you as an Adult

Has being sick as a child affected you as an adult

I was having a conversation with Rachel the other day about being chronically ill from a young age and how it affects you as an adult. Most people may not realise that it can severely affect your personality and how you act around others but it really does. As well as my own experiences I have asked 3 other bloggers from different backgrounds what it has been like for them growing up chronically sick and how it has affected them as an adult.  Read more

What about Having your Medication Delivered?

What about having you medication delivered?

As you will know if you have an ostomy of any type that you get your supplies delivered to your door by your chosen company or the one your hospital set you up with. But did you know there are specific companies that will deliver them to your door and even some of the ostomy companies have this service? In this post I want to talk about the pros and cons of having your medication delivered to your home from my personal experiences.

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Periods after Sterilisation

Periods after sterilisation

Nobody really talks about periods after being sterilised and I thought I can’t be alone in the fact it has changed so dramatically. Recently my period was over a week late, my breasts were incredibly sore, I had no appetite and to most women this would be a sign that they are pregnant. Even though after Button was born I got sterilised;it didn’t stop the irrational part of my brain thinking “oh my god what if the sterilisation didn’t work?”.

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Time to Talk Day 2019

Time to Talk Day 2019

Today is “Time to Talk Day” instigated by the Time to Change Campaign. This day is to encourage us all to talk about our feelings and how our mental health maybe affecting us; we all have different levels regarding the things we struggle with and how we deal with them so it is nothing to be ashamed of. 1 in 4 of us have some form of mental health issues and the more we talk about it the better we should hopefully feel. It doesn’t have to be a health professional that you choose to talk too it could be a friend or a family member heck it doesn’t even have to be in person or someone you know in “real life” but talking out some of your worries or stresses may make you feel less alone or validated.  Read more