Raising Hope not just Funds

This week I want to talk about different ways raising funds for groups or charities can be useful not only for yourself but people on the whole. Everyone knows that feeling you get when you help someone or you do a sponsored event, yes having that nice warm fuzzy feeling inside can be deemed as […]

Reppin’ the Rep’s! Terry from Peak Medical

Reppin' the Rep's - Terry Peak Medical

I met Terry last year at a local stoma open day and it was actually the first time I had heard of Peak Medical He also got the pleasure of getting baby Button cuddles! I asked him to join in with this interview series and he graciously accepted! Over to you Terry!

Finding YOU after a Long Term Illness

finding YOU after a long term illness

Firstly a quick apology for this post being out late as between work and the kids my time has been limited oh and Button’s FIRST birthday; yes where has that time gone?! Being ill for a long time whether it is from childhood or something that has happened as an adult can take a major […]

Why Choose Support Wear an Ostomates Perspective

why choose support wear - an ostomates perspective

Now some of you may think why does a support wear company have a blog that doesn’t talk in depth about it’s products? Well there are a couple of reasons for that, firstly the website does the talking for that and I’m certainly not an expert on the ins and outs of each garment and […]

Living with IBD – World IBD Day

So if you have Inflammatory Bowel Disease you maybe aware that today (the 19th of May) it is World IBD Awareness Day. It is the official day (although most of us do it 24/7) to raise awareness of the ins and outs of our disease, how it affects our daily lives and that it isn’t […]

Reppin’ the Rep’s! Our Charlie!

Reppin' the Rep's - Our Charlie

We have a new series on the blog which we will hear from different company representatives in the ostomy world. You will meet company reps at stoma open days or conference events. We usually see them in as sales people only but we don’t necessarily know what their jobs are. This series is to give […]

One Bag doesn’t Fit All

one ostomy bag doesn't fit all

Are you still using the type of appliance that was given to you when you first received your ostomy or are you having issues with the one you are currently using? Did you know that you don’t have to settle for a pouch you aren’t happy with? We are all individuals and our bodies are […]

Have Bag will Travel – Flying with an Ostomy

flying with an ostomy

If you read last week’s post on preparing for a weekend break you will be aware that I was going away for well obviously a weekend break! It was my 2 year stomaversary and mine and 00Steve’s 8 year anniversary so we utilised my grant from Purple Wings Charity and chose to visit Paris!

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 […]

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