Turning The Unwanted Into The Invaluable: Stoma Aid

Stoma Aid was developed as an initiative to help those in developing countries that don’t have access to, or can’t afford, stoma supplies. Learning more about what ostomates go through in other countries when they…

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Another A&E Break

Sorry I’ve not been around this past week for posts and emails. I’ve been in hospital after being admitted to A&E again… Fun times! On the plus side, I couldn’t get enough of this guy. Jasper…

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Stoma Support Wear Reviewed : Comfy Undercrackers & Lacey Belts

I posted a little guide to hernias and support wear not too long ago, which you can read here. I wanted to do a quick review on some of the support wear I’ve got for…

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A 3 Day Weekend Break… To Hospital (Again)!

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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Oh, Pants!

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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Why Today Is An Important Day

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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Stomas & Hernias : What You Need To Know

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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A&E – Not Somewhere I Want To Be

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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I’m Coming Out!

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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My First Foray Into Non-Beige Foods Post-Ileostomy

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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