Sex is a perfectly normal part of adult life and it is completely acceptable to worry about how your current or future partner may react to you having an ostomy. I believe that current partners come to terms with it differently if the surgery is emergency or planned; yet it may be difficult to know […]
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 […]
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!
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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.
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 […]
As you may have been aware if you follow my social media that I had been in hospital for just under a week suffering with possible gastroenteritis. If you haven’t suffered this yet with an ostomy I wanted to let you know what I went through in case you go through something similar.
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 […]