Louise Hunt

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Crohns & Colitis Awareness Week – December 5th: Misconceptions

Part of the week of daily blogs for #crohnsandcolitisawarenessweek “When they said chronic I didn’t think. They meant every single damn day.” Chronic and invisible. Double whammy. Despite there being so much information out there about the basics of IBD, we as patients still experience misconceptions and misinformation throughout our patient journey. For some this can be the fact that…


Ostomy Supporting Products – Seals

What is it? ‘Seal’ refers to a product which helps prevent and stop leaks. They can also be called rings and washers. Common selling points for seals are: Provides protection by preventing any harmful irritants from coming into contact with the skin Completely mouldable to ensure a perfect fit every time Longer wear time and increased security Suitable for use…


Crohns & Colitis Awareness Week – December 4th: Fatigue

Part of the week of daily blogs for #crohnsandcolitisawarenessweek Oh man, I am dirt tired For most, tiredness comes when you’re overdoing it – working too many hours, being social, finding things to do instead of sleep. But when you have a chronic illness, the fatigue is a next level of tiredness. I find myself stopping from saying ‘I’m tired’…


Crohns & Colitis Awareness Week – December 3rd: IBD and Mental Health

Part of the week of daily blogs for #crohnsandcolitisawarenessweek Invisible illness can mess with your head There, I said it. Once you say it outloud, it’s like duh of course it does but that is as far some go. It’s sort of expected for something some internal to affect your mind. And whilst that’s good to recognise, more needs to be…


Crohns & Colitis Awareness Week – December 2nd: IBD Stigma

Part of the week of daily blogs for #crohnsandcolitisawarenessweek What does having IBD mean? It means talking about poo. It means discussing bodily functions with specialists. It means enduring testings on your digestive system. These are not great experiences, no matter how long you have been diagnosed or how many you’ve had to go through. It means getting diagnosed. It…


December Goals

How did November go? I felt very unwell this month, I won’t lie. Unwell enough to really need to see my IBD team but unable to get some face to face time, and several missed opportunities to talk to them. Everything that was niggling at me in October came full force in November – hitting me square between the (metaphorical)…


Crohns & Colitis Awareness Week – December 1st: What is IBD?

Part of the week of daily blogs for #crohnsandcolitisawarenessweek What are Crohn’s & Colitis? Learning that you have been diagnosed with Crohn’s Disease or Ulcerative Colitis may fill you with anxiety, concern, and lots of questions. Even many health care professionals are unfamiliar with Crohn’s Disease and Ulcerative Colitis, it’s important to begin learning all that you can about what…


November 2018

Well well well.   Stoma wise; it has been abit more consistent this month. I got my defective products replaced and decided that ordering for Christmas was probably going to be a super productive idea. In theory it was, but it happened to come in three parcels and they were not light at all. And I’ve yet to unpack them…


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