Category: Health

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…

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…

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…

Thickening Stoma Output

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…

An Interview With Ali Jawad

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…