Good evening readers! Last weekend I went to Gunnersville Festival at Gunnersbury Park in London. I've had a lot of people ask me how I found going to a festival with a stoma bag, so I thought I'd do a blog post about my time there. Choosing a festival I do like what festivals offer … Continue reading Festivals & stoma bags!
Good evening readers! I know of a few people at the moment who are waiting for their first iron infusion so thought I'd do a #throwbacktuesday and share a post written on my old blog in 2013 when I last had an iron infusion. Having not had one since, I'm sure there will be a … Continue reading What’s it like to have an iron infusion?
Good evening readers! Over the last few years I have gone through periods of time where I get a bad pain under my stoma in my lower abdomen. This pain can range from hours to days, and has been severe sometimes to the point where I've nearly gone to A & E for pain relief … Continue reading Lower abdominal pain & pelvic ultrasound
Hi readers, Back in June, my other half (Ben) & I were invited to Salts Healthcare for a day for all things ostomy! We had the amazing opportunity to plan & record/film a podcast, as well as being well looked after & given a behind the scenes guided tour. Our journey & arriving at Salts … Continue reading We went to visit Salts Healthcare!
Happy Tuesday readers 🙂 I ran a poll on my instagram last week & this topic was the clear winner. Thank you to those of you who voted! I will keep the other ideas in mind for future blog posts also as I had quite a few people message me & say they would be … Continue reading Enjoying the “simple things” with an ostomy
Hi readers! Recently I had the amazing opportunity of visiting Salts Healthcare for a day with the company of my other half. Lots of exciting things happened on this day, including getting to see where & how Salts' ostomy bags are made! I will do a write up on my day in the future, but … Continue reading I gave the new Salts Confidence Be Soft Convex bags a go…
"What does self care mean to you?" To me, self care is looking after yourself as best as you can in the circumstances, especially through tough times such as stress & with long term health conditions such as inflammatory bowel disease (IBD). "Why is self care important?" We have to ensure that we have the … Continue reading Be more gentle with yourself: 5 self care tips to try
What is mental health? Mental health can mean different things to different people, but to put it simply: “Mental health is about wellness rather than illness” – beyondblue.org.au To me, mental health is being psychologically and emotionally "well enough" in order to cope with day to day life without many ill effects/the dreaded downwards spiral. … Continue reading Coping mentally with an ostomy
Good morning readers & a Happy Weekend to you all! My plan this weekend was to write my 'Mental Health with an ostomy' post, which I have nearly finished & to post it for you all! However, I've forgotten my memory stick with the post on so that will be going live next week! Thank … Continue reading High B12?! & watch this space…
Hi readers & a Happy Sunday to you all! From hospital dilation to home dilation In my last post on dilation, I explained what happens at hospital when I go for my stoma dilation. 'Lucky' for me, the fun just begins there! Changing my bag twice a day Every day at home, I have to … Continue reading Changing my daily bag routine