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
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’?
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
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
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)
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
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?
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
Ostomy output can vary in consistency. In general an ileostomy output will be more watery than that from a colostomy. The problem with a watery output is that it can easily lead to dehydration. Stoma nurses will generally advise that you aim for a consistency like porridge. This means your output isn't watery enough to… Continue reading Thickening Stoma Output
If you watch The IBD & Ostomy Support Show you will know our August theme has been exercising with IBD or an ostomy. This can be difficult for many reasons - fatigue, risk of hernia, malabsorption, deficiencies and many more. There are many amazing people across the IBD community who are actively taking part and… Continue reading An Interview With Ali Jawad