Bile Acid Malabsorption (BAM) | What Is It?
Bile Acid Malabsorption (BAM) | What is it? Just to confirm this is written from personal experience and should not be taken as clinical advice. Should you think this may […]Read more >
Covid-19: Ways to Keep a Routine During Isolation
Covid-19: Ways to Keep a Routine During Isolation During these times of perhaps forgetting what day it is, wanting to climb the walls through boredom or just ignoring that itch […]Read more >
International Day of Happiness 2020: 5 Happy Things About Life With a Stoma
International Day of Happiness 2020: 5 Happy Things About Life With a Stoma Friday 20th March 2020 is International Day of Happiness. Since having my permanent ileostomy, “Stacey Stoma”, formed […]Read more >
Social Media, Awareness & Campaigning
It’s hard to imagine my life without social media, awareness and campaigning now but, believe it or not, there was a time not so long ago that I didn’t associate with those things. I won’t lie, I was pretty naïve when I was first diagnosed with IBD. At a young 13, I very much took it in my stride not really knowing the impacts it would have on my life. As a result, I didn’t do much research, I didn’t speak to anyone about it and I didn’t know there were other people out there going through a similar thing. Looking back, I wish I’d have known different…Read more >
Combating the January Blues
The partying and excesses of the festive season are over and for many, it’s 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. Christmas debts and failed New Year’s resolutions, so it’s no surprise people can find themselves feeling miserable and low at this time of year.Read more >
Winter Fashion with an Ostomy
Changing seasons can be difficult when it comes to dressing with a stoma. Just as you feel like you’re finding your feet with a trend and finding pieces that you’re comfortable in and find flattering – the seasons begin to change and you’re back to the drawing board and stressing in the mornings trying to piece a suitable outfit together.Read more >
A Guide to Surviving Christmas Dinner with a Stoma
Christmas is almost here. December is a month of indulgence and eating things you wouldn’t usually any other time of the year. Having had Crohn’s disease for nigh on 20 years and a stoma for those for nearly 6 years, I can be honest and say December fills me with a serious amount of anxiety regarding food choices.Read more >
Body Confidence After Stoma Reversal: Part 2
Body Confidence After Stoma Reversal Part 2. I had 3 ladies do my shoot with stoma bags! I am so proud of each and every one of them for different reasons. Jasmine, one of my closest friends joined in my first body confidence shoot earlier in the year, went from being such a shy, insecure girl to ‘I don’t care – I am fabulous, sassy and in my undies rocking Stanley the Stoma’Read more >
Surviving the Christmas Period with a Stoma
So, Christmas is fast approaching and let’s be honest apart from Easter this is the only other time of year that you can get away with eating your actual body weight in food without feeling guilty until the New year kicks in with the ‘new year, new me’ air quotes.
So how do I survive Christmas and not get stressed out over the one day of year that can potentially put families into a fair amount of debt or be the breaking point for families that may not be able to afford the Christmas period at all…Read more >
Moving & Having to Change GP
Moving is stressful and a right old faff at times, you need to change your address details with all the banks, relevant companies and then remember to change utility companies, etc. Not to mention the packing up of the old home and unpacking at the new one.
The main issue with having a stoma and moving is the fact you need to change GP and you need to do it quickly. If you aren’t registered with a GP then you can’t get stoma suppliesRead more >
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