Hello readers! Even though we are already on the 12th January, I still would like to wish you all a Happy New Year. I hope this year brings you better health if you're poorly, good things & happiness. I hope it brings you strength, courage & the ability to exercise being more gentle on yourself & … Continue reading 2020 vision
On this post I am collaborating with the lovely Natalie (The Spoonie Mummy ) on how our diets vary. We both have stomas, and here is a little bio Natalie wrote herself to allow you to get to know her a little more: Hi, I am Natalie AKA The Spoonie Mummy. I am 33 and … Continue reading What can I eat with a stoma?
Anxiety surrounding stoma noise is the biggest thing I struggle with having a stoma, arguably probably more than when I struggle with my stricture flare-ups behind my stoma and having to dilate it every day. So, if you're an ostomate yourself, chances are you will have asked yourself "how do you stop a stoma from … Continue reading How do you stop a stoma from making noise?
In early October, Salts launched their latest research project into stoma care. Having worked with Salts in Summer & enjoying this so much, I had to sign up as soon as I heard about it as I love helping in the stoma world, especially when it comes to research & making things better in the future. If … Continue reading Can you help with Salts’ Stoma Care Research Project?
Hello readers! I decided to do a post on this because I've always found there is so much more information out there for how to thicken your ileostomy output. I have found these out mainly by my own experience & speaking with others online, but I would like to just remind you as the reader (if you … Continue reading How do I make my stoma output looser?
1. Ostomies are for elderly people only. Wrong! I have come across quite a few people (myself & some family members included) who have thought this. Why? I don't know is the simple answer, from my point of view, at least. I had just naively assumed that with ostomy surgery being seen as a "last … Continue reading 5 ostomy myths de-bagged!
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!