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26 Questions To Help You Know Yourself Better

If you follow my blog you will know that I have had a rather tough few months.  This in turn has triggered my anxiety and depression off and I have had a few ups and downs with my mental health.  Stephie over at Colitis To Ostomy has been an amazing support during this entire time,… Continue reading 26 Questions To Help You Know Yourself Better

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When Do You Know You Are ‘Done’?

So I've decided to write about something that has been playing on my mind lately. Truth be told I'm incredibly broody. Me and Ste have four children between us but none together. We haven't really spoken about whether or not we want anymore but it's a conversation, like any couple, we will need to have… Continue reading When Do You Know You Are ‘Done’?

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Contraception and IBD/Arthritis

There are lots of different options out there for women who want to prevent pregnancy. What many people (including some GPs) don't understand is the effect that IBD can have on the way our bodies process these, sometimes resulting in them becoming completely useless at their intended job. I'm not medically trained but this post… Continue reading Contraception and IBD/Arthritis

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Arthritis In Your Hands – Tricks, Tips and Exercises

Arthritis is a painful condition that causes inflammation in the joints.  Around ten million people are affected in the UK of all ages.  Some people have a couple of joints affected and some people have it in multiple joints all over their body.  I am one of those lucky souls that has it in pretty… Continue reading Arthritis In Your Hands – Tricks, Tips and Exercises

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An Interview With Laura Zappula (a.k.a Stomalicious)

This week I had the pleasure of talking to Laura, who writes a blog called Stomalicious.  She appeared on The IBD and Ostomy Support Show at the end of August, talking about travelling with a stoma.  As we are discussing food this month I wanted to ask her about what she eats on her travels,… Continue reading An Interview With Laura Zappula (a.k.a Stomalicious)

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Pregnancy With An Ostomy By Guest Blogger Stephie from Colitis To Ostomy

The lovely Stephie over at Colitis To Ostomy and I have written posts for each other's blogs today.  She has written about pregnancy with an ostomy as it is something I wanted to talk about but is not something I have experienced!  Many people worry that having an ostomy means they will not be able… Continue reading Pregnancy With An Ostomy By Guest Blogger Stephie from Colitis To Ostomy

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Could I Do A Better Job Than The Wicked Stepmother?

When I met Ste I met the man who I soon realized I wanted to spend the rest of my life with. The man who could make me smile whenever I felt sad. The man who made the butterflies in my stomach turn into the whole damn zoo (yes, like the song). The man I… Continue reading Could I Do A Better Job Than The Wicked Stepmother?

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10 Small Victories For People With Chronic Illnesses

Anyone who is chronically ill will recognise most, if not all, of these scenarios. They play a part in our every day life, they are our normal. This list shows you the small things that help make these situations, that little bit easier. 1 - When you open up a packet of tablet tablets and… Continue reading 10 Small Victories For People With Chronic Illnesses