My Top Ten Posts Of The Year 2018

So it is the time of year we start rounding up and reflecting.  I thought I would start this years top ten posts with a collection of my favourite posts which I have written throughout the year.  Hopefully you will have already read and enjoyed these, but if not I hope you have a read … Continue reading My Top Ten Posts Of The Year 2018

Ordering Stoma Supplies

I recently saw a post on Facebook with a lady saying she had finally got around to sorting and organising her stoma supplies.  Unfortunately, it wasn't the  tidiness that caught my eye - but the sheer amount of products she had stockpiled.  Me and Ste both have ostomies and have nowhere near that amount and … Continue reading Ordering Stoma Supplies

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

What I Eat In A Week (1)

Good morning!  As a mum and ostomate I look for healthy meals for the family which are stoma friendly.  I am a keen cook and enjoy  sharing recipes as you will see under my RECIPE section. I thought sharing my meal plans with you may help both ostomates and parents alike.  All the meals I plan … Continue reading What I Eat In A Week (1)

Top 5 Hydration Tips

Hello Monday and happy new week!  Sorry I have been MIA but what a couple of weeks!  Unfortunately Ste has been taken into hospital with a line infection.  I also picked up the boys on Friday 13th for the first two weeks of the Summer holidays so have been busy keeping them entertained. Last week … Continue reading Top 5 Hydration Tips

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

The Colour Poo

WARNING - This post will contain photos of stoma output for reference "No Natalie, you are not haemorrhaging internally, dying or suffering from some sort of tropical disease - you ate beetroot didn't you?" Living with IBD you get used to inspecting your poo and it really doesn't faze you to do it and then … Continue reading The Colour Poo

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

Recipe – Spaghetti Bolognaise (Hidden Veg)

Good morning everyone.  Just wanted to say a big thank you for everyone who was so understanding of me taking a time out while I had the boys for the Easter break.  We had a lot of fun and I am sure some of our adventures will find their way into posts.  Today I thought … Continue reading Recipe – Spaghetti Bolognaise (Hidden Veg)