Archive for the Stomas Category

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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When My Crohns Went Wrong

When My Crohns Went Wrong

When My Crohns Went Wrong. This happened to me and fortunately, I’m still here to tell the tale today.Yes this happened to me but doesn’t necessarily mean it would happen to you just purely because you have Crohns Disease. I’m writing this as a mini-series due to it triggering my PTSD. My

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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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