Eating Out With An Ileostomy
We each have our unique eating habits following ileostomy surgery. Some can eat anything and everything with no repercussions to ileostomy life. Others like myself have to be careful with what to eat as I know what will cause a potential blockage – but that still shouldn’t stop you from eating out.Read more >
Can Weight Loss & Weight Gain Affect Our Stoma Site?
Over the last 3 years I have seen dramatic changes in my stoma site due to weight gain and weight loss. Writing this post will hopefully help others and give a bit more insight as to how this could potentially cause changes to your stoma site and help if you are having issues.Read more >
Lauren’s Young Diagnosis Story: Age 8
My name is Lauren and I like to describe myself as ‘your friendly neighbourhood Crohnie’ – I’m 27, work in the financial industry as an employment relations specialist and am currently enjoying being a new member of the ostomate community. However, despite being new to all things stoma (I gained a permanent colostomy only seven weeks ago), I have actually been diagnosed with Crohn’s for almost twenty years; most of my life.Read more >
Amy’s Young Diagnosis Story: Age 7
Bring diagnosed with Crohn’s or Colitis at a young age can be a scary, daunting experience. Amy gives her insight on what it was like being diagnosed as a young age and if she received much support on her journey.Read more >
Amber’s Young Diagnosis Story: Age 13
I feel that I was very much kept in the dark when it came to my treatments and care. I feel as if I was very much kept protected from the harsh reality and truths of the extents of the disease and the treatments and that this isn’t always the best way. I would have benefitted from being told more, made more aware and generally being a part of my care plan rather than only finding things out at the last minute when at breaking pointRead more >
Sophie’s Young Diagnosis Story: Age 11
I had quite the journey to get my Crohn’s Disease diagnosis. Diagnosed at age 11, I do not remember much from this time as I was wiped out with pain. Nevertheless, I do remember how traumatic this time was for me, being so young.Read more >
Switching Delivery Company
In the last 2 and a half years living with a stoma I have switched delivery company three times. For the best part I want a delivery company that can provide me with a service and deliver what is required without impacting daily life, which is why Respond was a natural choice for me.Read more >
To Festival or Not to Festival with An Ostomy?
Thinking of braving the festival season with an ostomy? Here are Amber’s top tips!Read more >
Amy’s Story: Crohn’s Diagnosis
When you first have a stoma, your life is turned upside down from suddenly having to adapt to a new life, full of things you wouldn’t have to have considered pre-stoma or been as aware of. I am going to tell you a little bit about one challenge I have faced and still face in particular since having a stoma and how I work to face & deal with it in my daily life.Read more >
Can You Get a Spray Tan After Stoma Formation?
Is a spray tan possible after stoma formation? Why yes, it is. Now for all of you that are worried about this and panicking as to what people may think I can honestly say you need to put this out of your mind.Read more >
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