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 […]

Surgeries Can Be a Shock In More Ways Than One

surgeries can be a shock in more ways than one

How you end up with your ostomy can make a huge difference to how you accept your stoma and adjust to life with it. I have asked three different people who had their ostomies via emergency, planned or bit of both. Now bit of both sounds confusing but really it is someone who had surgery […]

Combating Dips and Creases

combating dips and creases

Nothing for me is more annoying than having a leak due to my peristomal skin having a dip or creases – I can only presume they *in my case* are to do with weight gain/my stomach becoming bloated. Most of the time when you are due to have a stoma (I can’t speak for emergencies) you […]

Do You Suffer With Watery Output?

do you suffer with watery output?

Sometimes we have the opposite of pancaking to deal with and that is having watery output. This can with some ostomates be down to having a tummy bug, diet or drinking plenty. Having liquid output can in some cases start to erode the base plate which in turn causes a leak and can begin to burn […]

How To Deal With The Dreaded Pancaking!

Now if you are a urostomate this wont affect you as it is a stool based output problem. As far as I am aware mainly colostomates find this a struggle as they still have some of their large bowel left which will wring out the liquid in their output. HOWEVER some ileostomates suffer this and […]