Archive for the Relationships Category

Does Having An Ostomy Affect My Sex Life?

Does Having An Ostomy Affect My Sex Life?

Does Having An Ostomy Affect My Sex Life? Mum if you do happen to read this I would like to say sorry and you might want to stop reading now. So, one of the most common asked questions in any support group is how do I have

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Has Being Chronically Ill Affected My Friendships?

Has Being Chronically Ill Affected My Friendships?

Has Being Chronically Ill Affected My Friendships? Having crohns and then a stoma x2 and near death experiences I have lost a few friends over the years. This being because of cancelled plans or loss of contact due to not always being well enough to maintain friendships.

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Travelling Abroad With My Stoma For The First Time

Travelling Abroad With My Stoma For The First Time

Travelling Abroad With My Stoma For The First Time. I have been to Spain for a weeks family holiday and it is the first time I have travelled abroad in heat since my Stoma surgery in November. So what do I need to take with me and

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The IBD & Ostomy Support Show

The IBD & Ostomy Support Show

For those of you that read my blog. You may keep seeing The IBD & Ostomy Support Show being mentioned. This show is something that I thought of as a mad idea. That mad idea needed to be pulled off. So, I got some lovely ladies involved

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Has Crohn’s Affected My Mental Health?

Has Crohn's Affected My Mental Health?

Has Crohn’s Affected My Mental Health? That is the question. Has this life long condition affected my mental health? The honest answer is yes. It’s not something I’ve spoken openly about for an extremely long time. In the hope, this doesn’t trigger my PTSD again I’m writing about what I’ve

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Does Being Chronically Ill Affect Me As a Mother?

Does Being Chronically Ill Affect Me As a Mother?

Does being chronically ill affect me as a mother? After spending a whole week in bed due to catching a UTI and the flu. The immunosuppressants have taken their toll. I’ve had a lot of time to think about what or how I would write this post. Being

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Dating A Crohnie From Ben’s Point Of View

Dating A Crohnie From Ben's Point Of View

Dating A Crohnie From Ben’s Point Of View. Following The IBD & Ostomy Support Show poll in the last week. I Crohnsfighting has decided to get Benjamin’s point of view about dating me. I was single for 2 years prior to Ben. I had been used to

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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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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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