Book Reviews – May 2022

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Good morning and welcome to May’s book reviews! It has been a good book month and I am excited to share some of these titles with you – and I have plenty more on the way as if you have followed me for a while you will know I like to have a few books on the go at any given time! This first one has stayed with me since I read it… what a trip! Read on to find out why!

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Featured in: Apartment Guide – 10 Expert Tips To Help You Build A Sick Day Kit

Check out the recent Apartment Guide article The Spoonie Mummy was featured in:Β 

10 Expert Tips To Help You Build A Sick Day Kit |

Nothing is worse than waking up in the morning and feeling under the weather. Whether you’re sniffling or experiencing flu-like symptoms, you’re going to want to have necessities on hand to help you feel better faster. This is why you should build a sick day kit, so it’s ready when you need it. To help you get started, Apartment Guide reached out to me and other experts our best advice on building a helpful sick day kit.

Ostomy 101 – How I Keep The Skin Around My Stoma Healthy

One issue that many people struggle with is keeping the skin around their stoma happy and healthy. Constantly being covered and having an adhesive baseplate put on and ripped off regularly can create a number of skin issues for ostomates.

I am very lucky to have never experienced any particularly serious infections or skin problems which some people can. This advice is general and not for if you have anything more serious going on with your skin. I am not medically trained and these tips are just things I have picked up through experience. Please always consult your doctor or stoma nurse if you need any more specialist advice or have an issue!

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Mental Health Monday – Stress Awareness Month

April is stress awareness month and so todays MHM is all about stress – causes, signs and symptoms and what you can do if you are struggling with stress.

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Stress can have a number of causes. Sometimes it can be a big event or situation such as a break up or moving house and sometimes, it is a build up of lots of smaller things. Chronically ill people can face stress for a number of reasons from the financial instability you face, the uncertainty that chronic conditions can biting and the changes a diagnosis can bring to your life.

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Ostomy 101 – Drunk In Charge Of A Stoma

Please note – I am not medically trained and am sharing tips and things I have learnt through personal experience. If you have a concern please consult your stoma nurse or doctor

Tuesday was my birthday and tomorrow night I am heading out with some family and friends for drinks and dancing – I can’t wait!

Since having my stoma I have had to change how I deal with a night out and I thought that today I would share my top tips with you in case you are worried about going on a night out with your ostomy.

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