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
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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
Good morning readers, One of my amazing best friends, Alannah-Jayne (social: glitterygutsx) has just dropped a video on her YouTube about some of the things those of us with chronic illnesses have heard off others in our lives. You can watch it here! Some comments, even though probably not meant in an offensive or negative … Continue reading Alannah-Jayne shows us what NOT to say to someone who is chronically ill… leave it out, guys!
A bit about Stacey Stoma and my current issue As I mentioned in my last blog post, I have a narrowing at skin level behind where my stoma sticks out my stomach. I have had a very small stoma anyway since my operation in 2011, ranging from 23mm-30mm at its biggest. In the latest months, … Continue reading “What’s the deal with this dilation thing?”