Stoma Accessory Hacks

Good morning and happy Friday!  So excited for the weekend, have you got any plans?  We don't have anything major planned but I will be off to Halifax at some point. Stoma Accessories or Stoma Necessities? There is a big debate at the moment about the products we get sent to help with stoma care.  … Continue reading Stoma Accessory Hacks

#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?

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

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

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

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

An Interview With… Jamie Pearson

Through blogging I have met some incredible and brave people.  During the course of me appearing on The IBD & Ostomy Support Show, I met Jamie.  He lives not far from me which was an obvious starting point for a conversation.  He has become a good friend and is always there for a chat and … Continue reading An Interview With… Jamie Pearson

Ten Top Tips To Prepare For Ostomy Surgery

I got a whole day to get my head around the idea of having an ileostomy, many people don't get that long as it is often performed during emergency surgery.  For some however, the surgery is scheduled and they have some time to prepare.  Physically, this can be a blessing with more time to get … Continue reading Ten Top Tips To Prepare For Ostomy Surgery

Super Smoothies?

I've been trying to up my fruit and vegetable intake recently. Anyone with Crohns/an ileostomy will know this can be tricky as many are off limits for different reasons - too much fibre, skins have to be removed, blockage causers - the list goes on. One way I have started to get more of the … Continue reading Super Smoothies?

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