I have been chatting to Brian on Instagram for a while now and have always been interested in what it has been like for him as a man that was wanting a family, plus he is in the states I wondered if it was overly different there than here with care and the like. After […]

So as you may have known I have been pregnant with Baby Button and maybe interested that he has arrived! Well it’s the only exciting news I have to tell people! After being admitted for a week prior to his birth he was looked forward to more than before! So please read on to find […]

I like many people enjoy or in many cases enjoyed a wide variety of foods before we got sick or had our ostomies. I know before my Colitis came back in my Jpouch I was stuffing my face with an immeasurable amount of salad and vegetables. I learnt certain vegetables aggravated my flare up and […]

Have you been enjoying the “Let’s Be OstoMATES” series? Would you like to take part in them? Well read on dear ostoMATE and I will let you know what I ideally ask for and where you can send it to so it can get posted!

So today 19th of May was world IBD awareness day, in fact as you maybe aware May is IBD awareness month. Some people have been posting daily images of life with IBD or Inflammatory Bowel Disease, others have been more loud and proud about it both are great !Me? Well I’ve done some “ostobomb’s” to […]

Simon’s stoma story is a really good read I just couldn’t cut it down too much! After emergency surgery on a bank holiday weekend, May 2016, I had a new thing. A stoma. I’d not heard of a stoma previously, so this was all very new to me. I’m not squeamish; having previously worked in […]

I know for a lot of women (and let’s face it men too) worry about fertility at the best of times even without health issues and stomas of any kind. But there isn’t much information on those that have stomas, I can obviously only talk from a woman’s perspective but if there are any guys […]

I just wanted to take some time out this week and talk about a venture myself and a few friends have started up; The IBD and Ostomy Support Show. 

I kinda wish I had published this one sooner because well it had me in stitches, I just love the way Mary writes to be perfectly honest! Let alone the way she describes being 18 is pretty much how i dealt with my late teens but I guess when you have been sick since you […]