What is an ileostomy? For those who don’t have one it is a pretty common type of stoma, but some people mistakenly refer to it as a colostomy as they are the most commonly known.
Before I started looking into stomas before my surgery I had only heard of ileostomies (because I should have had one) and colostomies (which at the time I honestly thought only the elderly had them, I soon found out how outdated and wrong that was!) but I came across a urostomy and thought what the […]
Coming into the world of being an ostomate can be quite a scary thing and knowing what information can be trusted on the vast pages of the internet definitely doesn’t help! But there are organisations out there that you can take their words as gospel and they relate directly to each specific stoma… Ileostomy and […]
Whether it’s your kids, your grandchildren or even nieces and nephews; children can be a handful and from what my parents have said even when they move out! We all know that when you are “normal person sick” it is hard enough looking after yourself sometimes let alone with little ones running around. So being […]
Today’s journey to having a stoma doesn’t include one stoma but two! Louise is what is known in the ostomy community as a “double bagger” I have heard many lovely things about Louise from fellow double bagger Rachel who has an ileostomy and a urostomy. They both run the Facebook group for double baggers (specifically double baggers […]
Now this can be quite a delicate subject for a lot of people but I personally feel that there is a link between mental health and chronic illness, it needs to be talked about more and the taboo veil lifted so people actually get help they may need without feeling judged.
Richard is the founder of #IBDhour over on Twitter, has appeared on The IBD and Ostomy Support Show with me and my co-hosts, the founder of the blog Gutless Dick and I’ve been lucky enough to meet him at this years Purple Wings Charity exhibition.