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 […]
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 […]
How you end up with your ostomy can make a huge difference to how you accept your stoma and adjust to life with it. I have asked three different people who had their ostomies via emergency, planned or bit of both. Now bit of both sounds confusing but really it is someone who had surgery […]
Nothing for me is more annoying than having a leak due to my peristomal skin having a dip or creases – I can only presume they *in my case* are to do with weight gain/my stomach becoming bloated. Most of the time when you are due to have a stoma (I can’t speak for emergencies) you […]
Sometimes we have the opposite of pancaking to deal with and that is having watery output. This can with some ostomates be down to having a tummy bug, diet or drinking plenty. Having liquid output can in some cases start to erode the base plate which in turn causes a leak and can begin to burn […]
Now if you are a urostomate this wont affect you as it is a stool based output problem. As far as I am aware mainly colostomates find this a struggle as they still have some of their large bowel left which will wring out the liquid in their output. HOWEVER some ileostomates suffer this and […]