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Louise’s Story

My Post op recovery following my Pan-proctocolectomy (Barbie Butt Surgery)   For those of you following my journey you may recall seeing my previous blog posts about pre-operative assessment’s and preparing for surgery. As of the 19th October I am now minus a rectum...

Brenda’s Story

The highs (mostly) and lows of my 70th year 2018 was the year I reached 70 years old and I was determined to make the most of the fact that I’m still in remission. First things first was what to do to raise some money for CCUK. So many people know how much I love...

Half Term Madness

Half Term Madness - Going Out Over Half Term with a Stoma   Half term has ensued, and this is making the parents cranky and oh my god how will I keep the little ones entertained, whilst the teachers are reaching for the wine and taking a well-earned rest.   Having...

Getting Caught Short With a Stoma

When You Get Caught Short With Your Stoma   At the end of December I took a trip to Bath. This journey took 7 hrs due to traffic delays and after missing a toilet stop or two, Bertha was on the brink of being fit to burst and the contents of my stoma bag met the M3...

Learning To Love Yourself

Learning To Love Yourself   Learning to love yourself can be a long winding road of ups and downs. I think body confidence, self-love, mental health and body image are all interlinked. If I think back to ones 18-year-old self I believe I would have told her at that...

Body Image After Surgery

Body Image after stoma surgery   Having stoma surgery is life changing for all of us. It can both save lives and improve quality of life for those of us who have had this carried out. Once you have grappled with that mentally and physically then you may have other...

Time To Talk

Combating The Winter Blues   The partying and excesses of the festive season are over and for many its back to work. It is no wonder that the first few months can feel to some like the gloomiest month of the year. Add that to the gloomy weather and cold temperatures....

Going to the gym with a Stoma

Going to the Gym with a stoma “So stoma surgery is daunting. Once you have recovered when is it right for you to return to exercise? Some of the questions running through your head may be can I exercise? What exercise is safe? Can I return to the gym? “ My advice...

Vitamin E Skincare

Is Vitamin E The New Fashion Accessory For Skin Care?   After seeing the improvements to my stoma site and skin using the Vitamin E pouches, the question in my head was is Vitamin E used in other products for skin care?   After raiding my bathroom cabinet and checking...

Winter Skin

Winter Skin    *Quick disclaimer - I am not a qualified medical professional and all views are based on my own personal experience. Before carrying out any physical exercise please consult with your Stoma Care Nurse.   Winter has arrived and that means big jumpers,...

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