International Women’s Day: CrohnsFighting, Pelican & Me
International Women’s Day: CrohnsFighting, Pelican & Me Today is International Women’s Day and I was kindly asked by Pelican if I could write a post about myself for this and […]Read more >
Dating After Stoma Surgery – It Starts With You!
With mental health awareness & self-care becoming increasingly prevalent in society today, it is no surprise that the relationship we develop with ourselves is becoming more talked about. I’m sure we’ve seen it everywhere that Valentine’s is fast approaching, so I thought it was high time to write a blog post on something that we can all relate to, single or not!Read more >
Barbie Butt Life – What’s Changed?
It’s been over a year since Louise has had her Barbie Butt surgery – what has she been up to since?Read more >
Our #BeTheChange Campaign
We launched our #BeTheChange Campaign with the aim of this campaign is to call for changes to be made in society – tackling everyday challenges that ostomates and more widely those with invisible illnesses may face.Read more >
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 >
Sepsis Awareness Month
Every year from the 1st of September until the 30th is Sepsis Awareness Month. For me this awareness month is very close to my heart as I have battled sepsis numerous times and it is how I got my first stoma.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 >
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