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Common Misconceptions About Stomas

Common Misconceptions About Stomas

Common Misconceptions About Stomas. Over the years I have heard so many different comments about stomas. Fact vs fiction of who should and shouldn’t have a stoma. Along with being told you’re too young etc. So what have you been told about your stoma? What are peoples misconceptions?

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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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Reasons I Love My Stoma

Reasons I  Love My Stoma

Reasons I Love My Stoma. This blog post was originally going to be titled reasons to love my stoma in the winter but due to me possibly getting rather crass I decided to change the title. Now for the majority of us ending up with a temporary

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My Love/Hate Relationship With Food

My Love/Hate Relationship With Food

My Love/Hate Relationship With Food. The last 14 years with Crohns has been a struggle with the thing we all can’t live without. That thing is the word food. My Love/Hate Relationship With Food I am currently taking part in research up at King’s College London under

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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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#Bagroulette How I Sleep With A Stoma

#Bagroulette How I Sleep With A Stoma

#Bagroulette How I 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

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#Bagroulette #Everythingstomas review of the salts stoma bag

#Bagroulette #Everythingstomas review of the salts stoma bag

So this month us ladies on The IBD & Ostomy support show are running #Bagroulette #Everythingstomas . I’m reviewing the salts stoma bag. Suffice to say #bagroulette ended within 36 hours for me and I’m still dealing with healing skin around the stoma site now. Please be

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My Review of My Trusted Vanilla Blush Knickers

My Review of My Trusted Vanilla Blush Knickers

My Review of My trusted Vanilla Blush Knickers. Back in 2009, I had my tempory ileostomy formed. I had absolutely no idea about support wear and made do with Primark and Marks & Spencers support shorts for 3 years. I didn’t know where to turn then and lived in

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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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