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Happy 6 Month Anniversary to Bertha

Happy 6 Month Anniversary to Bertha

Happy 6 Month Anniversary to Bertha. So this is a landmark to me. I never thought I would celebrate the fact I have a permanent ileostomy. Life prior to Bertha was slightly difficult, to say the least. Due to the amount of bowel removed I had permanent diarrhoea

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What Does Body Image Mean to Me?

What Does Body Image Mean to Me?

What Does Body Image Mean To Me? We are covering body image on The IBD & Ostomy Support Show. Everyone’s responses regardless of being in the positive or negative are extremely good to see. People are actually talking about it which is brilliant. What Does Body Image Mean To Me?

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My Review Of The Pelican Platinum Convex Stoma Bag

My Review Of The Pelican Platinum Convex Stoma Bag

My Review Of The Pelican Platinum Convex Stoma Bag.  I will be writing below as to how I started using this bag.  As a blogger, I can’t just write about what always goes wrong or my Crohns disease. I also think its good to review the bags I

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My Fun And Games With Bile Salt Malabsorption and Permanent Diarrhoea

My Fun And Games With Bile Salt Malabsorption and Permanent Diarrhoea

This is about my fun and games with Bile Salt Malabsorption and Permanent Diarrhoea. I had my bowel resection on the 16th of January 2012. I was slightly alarmed with the watery stools, pain and 4 stone weight loss within six months of having the resection done. My

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When My Crohns Went Wrong Part 3

When My Crohns Went Wrong Part 3

So this is when My Crohns Went Wrong Part 3. So I’ve already written about my experience on ITU & HDU. This is now the rest of my 9-week stay on the Mcculloch ward. I got moved down to a side room from the HDU Unit quite

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Why I Chose To Not Stay In The Dark Over My Diagnosis

Why I Chose To Not Stay In The Dark Over My Diagnosis

So this is the story if you like about Why I Chose To Not Stay In The Dark Over My Diagnosis. When I was diagnosed in December of 2003 I was told I had Crohns Disease and a Fistula because of this. I did as I was

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My Lack of Fertility Due To My Crohns And Numerous Surgeries

My Lack of Fertility Due To My Crohns And Numerous Surgeries

So I take part with a group of ladies hosting The IBD & Ostomy Support show on Youtube and the topics we discuss are wide and varied. The last show we hosted last Thursday was about fertility along with does being chronically ill make parenting harder. So this

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When My Crohns Went Wrong Part 2

When My Crohns Went Wrong Part 2

This is about When My Crohns Went Wrong Part 2. After the traumatic 3 week period spent on ITU then another 4 days being monitored. I was finally moved down to the HDU unit which is a unit designed to look after you on a one to one

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My Battle With Chronic Fatigue And How I Cope

My Battle With Chronic Fatigue And How I Cope

What is Chronic Fatigue? Chronic Fatigue causes Persistent fatigue (exhaustion) Not to be confused with CFS (or ME as it’s more commonly known). CF affects everyday life for some of us and it doesn’t go away with sleep or rest. My battle with chronic fatigue always impacts my life daily.

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My Experience with Vedolizumab/Entyvio

My Experience with Vedolizumab/Entyvio

So for those of you who have read my previous posts or follow my Instagram. I had a permanent ileostomy formed in 11/16 to help with my short bowel syndrome and ongoing symptoms. I’ve had ongoing problems with my Crohns and it is resistant to every single

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