So this is my first summer holidays where having both kids at home all the time isn’t the norm as Ra-Ra started school last September. It is also difficult for me because I have become more fatigued than normal due to mental health which is now affecting my ostomy.
So as you may know I have two beautiful children – Ra-Ra who was 2 when I had my ileostomy formed and Button who was born after. Both have their own interest in my bag and my stoma, for me it was quite interesting to pay attention to how they both act around it.
We often worry about what to take for ourselves in a hospital bag for surgery but what should or could we do for those we love that maybe going in for surgery or frequent hospital stays? Last month two of my fellow co hosts of The IBD and Ostomy Support Show have gone in for surgery and […]
So you may be thinking what on earth does this topic have to do with a blog about ostomies. Well pregnancy and infant loss is very close to my heart and actually in my mind has a lot to do with my ostomy. Feel free to read on but I understand if this topic maybe […]
Look no further than the Stomawise Ostobears; these bears are bigger than the other toys we have looked at over the last few weeks and far more plush which is the perfect for squishes and lets face it who doesn’t want a hug when tired, scared or upset? We can’t always be there for our […]
Carrying on from last weeks post on I.C.O.E.F I thought I would talk about the other options out there to help with either your child coming to terms with having an ostomy or you having one. This week we are looking at Buttony Bear who has his own very active Twitter account!
Please say you also sung that as the old disco song D.I.S.C.O! I did and part of me is NOT ashamed! But what is I.C.O.E.F I hear you ask? Well it is the International Children’s Ostomy Education Foundation; which is a registered charity that has been specifically set up for children with varying types of […]
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 […]
So as you may have known I have been pregnant with Baby Button and maybe interested that he has arrived! Well it’s the only exciting news I have to tell people! After being admitted for a week prior to his birth he was looked forward to more than before! So please read on to find […]
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 […]