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 […]
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 […]
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 […]