Marlen Ultra Max Deep Review

Marlen ultra max deep product review

Whilst at ASCN I spotted the Marlen stand and wasn’t sure what they did or anything but what is the point of not going over when something wonderful could be waiting once I go to talk to them! Marlen have a range of ostomy appliances and I have been very keen to find a deep convex that I can use when my stoma retracts more and becomes sore which happens every so often. I spoke to Rik who said they have a deep convex and I filled in my details and off I went! Read more

Product Review – Peak Medical Ileomate

Product Review Peak Medical

Have you ever heard of Peak Medical? Maybe not but their beginnings are a bit different to the other companies as they were started by a Urologist *EDIT* Peak Medical was founded by a Urology Nurse. I heard about them when I was at a stoma open day and I met Terry the company rep for my area. He was lovely and spent a good chunk of time cuddling Baby Button but who wouldn’t right? Read more

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

Human Is Beautiful…Perfect Is Boring

human is beautiful...perfect is boring

Like most young girls I dreamed of being a model when I grew up, but becoming chronically ill and being definitely awkward looking (not to mention steroid moon face) I soon realised that I wasn’t what society deemed as beautiful. Not that I was ugly really not in reality. Since meeting Jasmine back in 2016 I have wanted to model for her company but I was never going to be at the forefront of her mind when her brand exudes glamour and silver screen elegance – as I am a very proud punk rock princess! I however got to experience modelling for her recently and it didn’t matter about my tattoos as I got to be all decked out for Halloween! Read more

Recover, Adapt and Overcome

recover, adapt and 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

Coloplast SenSura Mio Two Piece

coloplast senura mio 2 piece click and flex

As you may remember I ordered two different Coloplast SenSura Mio two piece appliances when we started the bag roulette trial and review. Well there must have been some mix up because I had to get in touch with them on Thursday 6th to see what was what. They were very helpful and I was asked some questions on why I wanted a two piece etc. Then they were to arrive the Monday after. *naked stoma in post* Read more

Ostomy Bag Roulette – Salts Healthcare

salts healthcare confidence natural

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