Preparing for a Weekend Break

planning for a weekend break

I am incredibly lucky to be going to Paris next week with a grant I was awarded from the Purple Wings Charity I received a hotel voucher which could be used anywhere in the world and we wanted to go to Paris last year but being pregnant we decided to leave it till both of our children […]

Spring Forward with Exercise

spring forward with exercise

We tend to find ourselves wanting to if not already venturing outside for more than just the commute to work or appointments, as the weather begins to warm up. Already we have had a few beautiful warm, sunny days which I took advantage of with going for a walk around my picturesque village with my […]

Swimming with an Ostomy

Swimming with an ostomy

I love swimming and due to one thing or another it has been a really long time since I had been, but last week we finally got to go and take Baby Button for his first swim. I also got to try out the Comfizz double layer bikini! If you haven’t been swimming yet since having […]

Chronic Fatigue

chronic fatigue

Do you feel constantly tired but aren’t anaemic, like your body is heavy, things that should be easy are ten times harder? Well you may have fatigue, this is common amongst ostomates especially ileostomates as having no colon means that your body doesn’t absorb fluids, and nutrients as easy as it did before.

Being “Healthy” Person Sick When You Are Chronically Sick

being "healthy" person sick when you are chronically sick

If you are chronically sick for whatever reason you start to become “used” to it, your pain thresholds become higher and the aches or other symptoms can become less noticeable. Then you get “healthy” person sick and everything changes, I wanted to call this “normal” person sick but what is normal in this day and […]

Applying for Jobs after your Ostomy Surgery

applying for jobs after your ostomy surgery

Being ill and applying for jobs is high up on my list of things I don’t like doing; mainly because I always feel judged on the fact I had been ill for such a long time and had spent an awful lot of time in and out of hospital, rather than how well suited I […]

Looking for More to Cuddle…?

stomawise bears are cuddly

Look no further than the Stomawise Ostobears; these bears are bigger than the other toys we have looked at over the last few weeks and far more plush which is the perfect for squishes and lets face it who doesn’t want a hug when tired, scared or upset? We can’t always be there for our […]

Buttony the Travelling Bear

buttony the travelling bear

Carrying on from last weeks post on I.C.O.E.F I thought I would talk about the other options out there to help with either your child coming to terms with having an ostomy or you having one. This week we are looking at Buttony Bear who has his own very active Twitter account! 

I.C.O.E.F!

Please say you also sung that as the old disco song D.I.S.C.O! I did and part of me is NOT ashamed! But what is I.C.O.E.F I hear you ask? Well it is the International Children’s Ostomy Education Foundation; which is a registered charity that has been specifically set up for children with varying types of […]

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