World Arthritis Day 2018

World Arthritis Day was yesterday, October 12th.  I have created a video on my YouTube channel to help raise awareness of arthritis and the fact it affects children and young people too. Please check it out and don't forget to subscribe to my channel to see more videos from me int he future. World Arthritis … Continue reading World Arthritis Day 2018

Baby Loss Awareness Week

#Blogtober Day Eight Baby Loss Awareness Week starts tomorrow, so I thought today I would share my story with you. What Is Baby Loss Awareness Week? Baby Loss Awareness Week is held every year between October 9th and 15th.  It is a collaboration between a number of different UK charities and is designed to raise … Continue reading Baby Loss Awareness Week

#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

Top 10 Best Things About Getting My Stoma

Good morning and happy Friday!  If you follow me on Facebook you will have seen my apology about not getting a post up on Wednesday.  I have been working hard on my university assignment this week.  I am pleased to say it is complete and has been submitted.  Now I just get to worry about … Continue reading Top 10 Best Things About Getting My Stoma

Urostomy – The Middle Child Of The Stoma Family by Guest Blogger Rachel A.K.A. Rocking 2 Stomas

Rachel is a great friend of mine who I also co-host The IBD & Ostomy Support Show with.  She has an ileostomy like me but also a urostomy so is known as a 'double bagger' in the ostomy world.  Rachel is extremely knowledgeable and does an amazing job advocating for other ostomates.  She is working … Continue reading Urostomy – The Middle Child Of The Stoma Family by Guest Blogger Rachel A.K.A. Rocking 2 Stomas

‘Good To Talk’

Today is the World Health Organisation's World Health Day 2017. The focus for this year's World Health Day is depression. The WHO are running a year long campaign to raise awareness of depression and promote the slogan 'good to talk'. Close to 10% of the world's population suffer with depression or anxiety. It's an illness … Continue reading ‘Good To Talk’

Not Every Disability Is Visible

There has been a big push for these signs to be displayed on all disabled toilets recently but it sadly appears not everywhere has caught up and awareness, even amongst the disabled community is lacking. People with Crohns and Ulcerative Colitis often need to make multiple bathroom trips a day. They suffer severe diarrhoea episodes … Continue reading Not Every Disability Is Visible