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 […]
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 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 […]
Today I would like to talk to you all about a charity that means a lot to me… the Purple Wings Charity. They work with people with stoma’s due to IBD (or that get IBD after stoma surgery as it does happen) to help them regain confidence within themselves again. Lauren the founder has helped […]
I am very proud to introduce to you Laura from Stomalicious, I have been following her travels round the world with a stoma since just before I had mine formed in April of last year. She recently has moved from Australia to the UK and I got the chance to meet her in the flesh at […]