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

Top Ten Favourite IBD & Ostomy Support Groups

As this week is Mental Health Awareness Week and this Saturday marks World IBD Day I thought I would do a post combining the two.  When diagnosed with a chronic illness like IBD, mental health problems often come hand in hand.  Being told you have an illness that will never go away, spending lots of … Continue reading Top Ten Favourite IBD & Ostomy Support Groups

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

Blog Series – Conditions Associated With IBD – Fatigue

Welcome to my new blog series which is all about conditions associated with IBD.  Many people see Crohns and Colitis as 'pooing' diseases, which is actually only part of the problem.  IBD can cause many other symptoms and conditions which may need treating with more medication, surgery, or may just have to be tolerated by … Continue reading Blog Series – Conditions Associated With IBD – Fatigue

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 people across the IBD community who are actively taking part and … Continue reading An Interview With Ali Jawad

Bag Leaks

The past month has seen me suffer from about six full blown bag leaks.  By full blown I mean that I haven't noticed it start slowly and output has leaked onto my clothing, and at night onto bedding too. Since starting to use the Salts bags about eight months ago I haven't had any.  I … Continue reading Bag Leaks

Dressing With An Ostomy – My Story With Clothes Since Surgery

WithI found out I was having surgery and an ileostomy the day before it happened, It all happened pretty quickly but as I had been a member of a few IBD support groups for about 8 months by then, I felt a little calmer and more assured after seeing so many amazing people still living … Continue reading Dressing With An Ostomy – My Story With Clothes Since Surgery

It’s Not A Competition And We Can Wear White!

This is something I wrote yesterday on my Facebook page after seeing this post and the responses. I'm not sure whether this post was written in a celebratory manner or not but there were lots of derogatory comments about Sam Faiers and 'how ill' she is. Now I don't agree with all she has said … Continue reading It’s Not A Competition And We Can Wear White!