Whether it is your first Christmas or you are seasoned to being an ostomate some things may worry or even scare you! Here are my top tips for surviving the festive season.
You may have heard about a colostomy and have a vague idea about what it is but do you know why it is different? In this post we talk about what a colostomy actually is.
We are lucky to have another “double bagger” Vikki, who has a colostomy and a urostomy, sharing her story with us all, thank you Vikki.
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 […]
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 […]
Hydration is something we all need to think about regardless of our health, because if we didn’t it can cause more harm than good.
This instalment of “Let’s Be OstoMATES” is Graham, 45 years old and has had a stoma for 40 years. He has lived through the development of stoma care as we know it today.
Not everyone finds it easy adjusting to having a stoma whether it was an emergency or planned. But I asked varying ostomates around the world that are in the “Making Ostomies Cool” group how they got their stoma and if they adjusted and how.
Leaks are definitely not a pleasant experience for anyone that has had one, it is the other end of the spectrum to blockages but after having both I don’t have one I prefer that’s for sure!
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 […]