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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 Exercise Post Op After Stoma Surgery

My Exercise Post Op After Stoma Surgery

So exercise post op for me, has been daunting.  I’ve always been a pretty active person up until April last year.My gym membership ended. I had a slight flare in April and threw in the towel due to being put back on steroids. It’s a never ending

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How to sleep with a Stoma

How to sleep with a Stoma

I’m pretty well rehearsed at sleeping with a stoma due to having one for 3 years from 2009-2012 & now a permanent stoma as of 11/2016. I am writing this as a guide and to give tips to other people and maybe help in some way. So how

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The Low FODMAP Life For IBD and Stomas

The Low FODMAP Life For IBD and Stomas

So I’ve been following the low FODMAP diet since 2014. There’s so much food you have to avoid following this. So it’s a lot easier for me to tell and show you what I can eat. Primarily, when I started the low FODMAP I went gluten free as well.

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6 Week Post Op Diet For Newly Formed Stomas

6 Week Post Op Diet For Newly Formed Stomas

Being a fellow ostomate and having had 2 stomas I’m pretty well versed in the post op diet what I can and can’t eat before and after surgery. So I have a relatively new stoma and I have had to follow a six-week Post-op diet to help

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Medication, Liquid Diets & Operations

Medication, Liquid Diets & Operations

So I have well established Crohns and for the last 13 years I have been on a broad spectrum of prescription medication . Most I’ve ever had to take in one day is close to 30 pills so I rattle like a tube of smarties during flare

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