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

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

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

What Is Body Confidence?

I was in a relationship for years with a man who I believe may have narcissistic tendancies. A man who emotionally abused me. First, came the love bombing. The constant adoration, the you are so amazing and look, so am I taking you on expensive holidays and dates (which to be honest, are not really … Continue reading What Is Body Confidence?

To Reverse Or Not To Reverse, That Is The Question

When my stoma was formed last year, my surgeon told me that there was a possibility of a reversal in the future. There are many factors for me that will influence whether this could go ahead including the medication I am on and have been on, how things have settled with the stoma, how my … Continue reading To Reverse Or Not To Reverse, That Is The Question

An Introduction

I wrote my first blog post almost 10 months ago, just after turning 30 and going through what was probably the toughest 8 months of my life. I then kept it to myself as I thought no one would want to read it! Fast forward to the present day and I realised at the weekend, … Continue reading An Introduction