Newer ostomates in particular may not be aware of what’s out there in terms of undies and support wear. I was never told about hernias or the need for support wear, only that I could…

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Yep, it’s the start of a new month (white rabbits!) and the last quarter of the year. Where did all that time go? Saturday 1st October 2016 is Colostomy Awareness Day, headed up by the wonderful…

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So, what do I do when I’m stressy and feeling I have little control over things? Yep, I clean (lacklustre given the lack of energy but I do try) and tidy (rearranging things from one…

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I’m one of those people who, many years ago, bought a yoga mat and a few DVDs for yoga and pilates, and vowed to start a regimen. Years later, the mat long gone to charity…

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“You’ve Got So Much Potential”. I remember being told that by people, my teachers telling my parents that about me too, when I was younger. What does that even mean? “You can do anything you…

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I was thrilled to see that a wonderful blogger, Ella, had nominated me for The Versatile Blogger award recently. Thank you so much – it means a lot to me! As per the rules, here are…

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You are more than parts or symptoms or a broken body. Sometimes it feels as though my life is dictated and consumed by my health problems. The day to day is dictated by my body,…

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It’s not a personal affront. It’s not me simply being boring and miserable (though it may be a bit of the latter). Turning down an invitation to go out, or me staying home rather than…

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When I had my ileostomy, I was told absolutely nothing about long term caution with lifting and pulling; hernias were never mentioned, I was just advised to be ‘careful’ for the first 2-3 months or…

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