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
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
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
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
Well, where does any good outfit start...with the underwear of course! Jasmine Stacey has Crohn's disease and aged 20 was operated on giving her a permanent ileostomy. After her operation she tried to seek out sexy, pretty underwear that she used to wear prior to her surgery and struggled. She was determined to help other … Continue reading Dressing With An Ostomy Week – Jasmine Stacey Collection
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!