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

Baby Led Weaning VS Puree Weaning

Happy Wednesday!  It is the middle of the week and I thought I would do a bit of a parenting post for you.  This one is about my experience with weaning.  Please note, this post is written entirely based on my own experiences.  I am not an expert but after doing this a couple of … Continue reading Baby Led Weaning VS Puree Weaning

Blog Series – Conditions Associated With IBD – Fistulas

So I didn't manage to get this one up last week.  After the unexpected hospital stay, I took some time off to recover.  Today is the second post in the blog series I am doing on conditions associated with IBD and we are looking at fistulas. What are they? A fistula is an abnormal channel … Continue reading Blog Series – Conditions Associated With IBD – Fistulas

Stinky Stanley – Coping With Smelly Output

It's probably one of the biggest fears for new (and old) ostomates and people prior to having ostomy surgery - the smell factor.  The fact is, we all poo and it all smells, but ostomy output can smell pretty strongly and as we have to empty them more frequently there is more chance you will … Continue reading Stinky Stanley – Coping With Smelly Output

An Interview With Rich Clarke

It has been a little while since I did an interview piece as I have been so busy but today I get you introduce you to a good friend of mine, Rich.  I asked Rich if I could interview him about life as a parent of a child with a chronic condition.  Rich's oldest child, … Continue reading An Interview With Rich Clarke

Dehydration With An Ostomy

Please note - I am not a medical professional and this is written based on my experiences, information I have been told and things I have researched.  If you are having issues with staying hydrated or an overly active and watery output, please contact your stoma nurse or a doctor. As the subject of this … Continue reading Dehydration With An Ostomy

Why Online Support Groups Can Be So Helpful

I joined my first IBD online support group in September 2015. I had been struggling for a while with my mental health and had just made the big step of opening up to my rheumatology nurse about how I was feeling. I had been diagnosed with Crohns Disease almost three years previously but still didn't … Continue reading Why Online Support Groups Can Be So Helpful