#tubieweek – What Is A Tubie?

Good morning and welcome to #tubieweek here on The Spoonie Mummy!  This week I will be posting blogs and videos (check out the YouTube channel for The Spoonie Mummy) all about tube feeding and TPN. What Is Tube/TPN Feeding? Crohns disease has wide ranging effects on the body - it is not just a 'pooing' … Continue reading #tubieweek – What Is A Tubie?

Gastroparesis Awareness Month

-Happy Friday one and all, we are almost at the weekend!  Hope you have all had fantastic weeks, we have been very busy but I have also been keeping well rested and looking after myself. Today I wanted to share a post about Gastroparesis.  August is Gastroparesis Awareness Month.  Until I met Ste I had … Continue reading Gastroparesis Awareness Month

An Interview With… Marnix Lawrence

I recently responded to a tweet asking for people with IBD to help with some research looking at the perception of exercise among sufferers.  This led to me being interviewed over Skype by the lovely Marnix, who himself has Crohns Disease.  I answered the questions he needed for his research and it was great to … Continue reading An Interview With… Marnix Lawrence

Top 5 Hydration Tips

Hello Monday and happy new week!  Sorry I have been MIA but what a couple of weeks!  Unfortunately Ste has been taken into hospital with a line infection.  I also picked up the boys on Friday 13th for the first two weeks of the Summer holidays so have been busy keeping them entertained. Last week … Continue reading Top 5 Hydration Tips

Coping With Anxiety – Grounding Techniques

Anxiety is the feeling of unease, worry or fear.  Everyone experiences anxiety during their lives - you may worry about taking an exam for example.  But there are peopl who experience these symptoms daily and struggle to control them.  Anxiety can take over a person's life and be a constant struggle. Anxiety is common in … Continue reading Coping With Anxiety – Grounding Techniques

An Open Letter To Those Opposed To Legalising CBD Oil In Medicine

To anyone against the legalisation of CBD oil for medicinal purposes, My name is Natalie and I am 32 years old.  I have suffered from chronic illnesses all my life.  I was diagnosed with juvenile idiopathic arthritis at the age of fifteen months, so have never known life without it.  I was then diagnosed with … Continue reading An Open Letter To Those Opposed To Legalising CBD Oil In Medicine

Guest Post – Zero To Ileo In 4 Months

Good morning and happy Monday!  I am delighted to share a guest post from the lovely Julie today.  Julie looked after me when I was last in hospital for my knee which had locked again.  We got chatting as she saw I had a stoma and she told me about her husband who had just … Continue reading Guest Post – Zero To Ileo In 4 Months

The Spoonie Mummy Reviews – Fay Farm Warmiing Muscle Rub

Good morning, it is hump day and we are half way through the week already!  Today I have a review to share of a product I was lucky enough to be sent all the way from America. The Fay Farm The Fay Farm is a family run farm in Washington, USA.  They use the milk … Continue reading The Spoonie Mummy Reviews – Fay Farm Warmiing Muscle Rub

Kefir-Quark Recipe Challenge

Happy Friday one and all!  I was contacted by the lovely people at Palm PR again with a recipe challenge.  The ingredient they wanted me to use was a new combination by Bio-tiful containing kefir and quark. "Kefir-Quark, the is the world’s first combination of bio-live Kefir and high-protein Quark. Bio-tiful Kefir-Quark combines two of the best and most nutritious … Continue reading Kefir-Quark Recipe Challenge

The Colour Poo

WARNING - This post will contain photos of stoma output for reference "No Natalie, you are not haemorrhaging internally, dying or suffering from some sort of tropical disease - you ate beetroot didn't you?" Living with IBD you get used to inspecting your poo and it really doesn't faze you to do it and then … Continue reading The Colour Poo