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.
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 […]
Have you been enjoying the “Let’s Be OstoMATES” series? Would you like to take part in them? Well read on dear ostoMATE and I will let you know what I ideally ask for and where you can send it to so it can get posted!
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 […]
I just wanted to take some time out this week and talk about a venture myself and a few friends have started up; The IBD and Ostomy Support Show.
I would like to talk to you about stoma covers, there are many different people doing it now either as a business or for themselves and they are all fantastic, I can barely sew so hats off to each and every one of them. But in this post I will talk about Lisa from Stoma […]