I made a trip to Bristol this Wednesday for an appointment to see a rheumatology specialist at the Southmead hospital. I was referred by the lovely lady I saw at the bone clinic, who diagnosed my…

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Apologies for being away for a few days and not being around to answer messages or read other blogs very much. Got taken in to A&E first thing Friday morning, so I’ve spent the last…

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My journey with mental health, especially anxiety, hasn’t been a smooth ride. It took me a long time to come to accept my issues and the use of medication, and that wasn’t an easy thing to…

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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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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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I’ve recently returned home from 7 (long!) days in the hospital, having been admitted to A&E in absolute agony. I can honestly say it is a pleasure to be back to home comforts, even though…

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Since my ‘health issues’ started and everything began going downhill, I’ve tried to keep my mouth shut. There are some things you just don’t talk about, things that are personal and private that make you…

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Talking with stoma nurses can put the fear of God in to you. The scare stories of people who have ended up in hospital after daring to eat a carrot, or, heaven forbid, a hotdog,…

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For anyone considering, or nearing the date of, an ileostomy, I thought I’d share my pre-op experience. This is just to give you an idea of what you may expect, though of course every hospital…

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