We all need electrolytes to keep our body in tip tip condition but did you know that having an ostomy specifically an ileostomy can affect the levels of electrolytes you have? In this post we will have a little look into what they are and what they do!
Have you ever thought about keeping a food diary? This can help with all sorts of issues you may be having when it comes to your output. This is often a really handy tool to keep when you first have your surgery to see how certain foods affect you and how this can change over […]
This week I wanted to share a recipe that goes down well with my family and on the off chance I decide to eat red meat my stoma tolerates. Sadly I couldn’t get a decent picture of the meatballs as 00Steve and the kids tucked in before I get a chance to take a photo! […]
We all know when we have an ostomy we run the risk of becoming easily fatigued due to a few different reasons; you may have thought to get your iron levels checked but what about your B12? This for ileostomates who have had more than one surgery on their small intestine could be the underlying cause for […]
As you all know our diets with our ostomies are unique to us. Although diet usually only affects urostomates with colour and odour it can be a whole different ball game when it comes to colostomates and ileostomates. This means it is important to pay attention to what we eat and no that doesn’t just […]
If you use social media you may have seen the influx of people claiming to “cure” or “reverse” Inflammatory Bowel Disease! Which to anyone that has or had that knows it’s a load of tripe! So I thought I would offer up my personal opinion, on these diets and cures.
Have you suffered a blockage yet? I hope not because they are pretty darn painful even the partial ones. I asked in Making Ostomies Cool a Facebook group that I help to admin; what they have found to help relieve blockages and some of the solutions were quite varied.
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 […]