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

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)

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