Weeklies & Monthlies

all posts on what occurs weekly – High Five Friday and Plans for the Week Ahead

June 2019

Month Three.   Stoma wise; I’ve had abit of a rough time with my ostomy. In the days and then weeks following my Vedolizumab at the end of May, I was experiencing very loose output and multiple empties. I had to rely on gelling solutions to get my output thicker so I could manage it in the bag itself and when emptying. It was exhausting. Added to that my IBD was flaring slightly, I found eating hard due to so much nausea. Thankfully, that has now resolved itself but it’s brought alot more sore peristomal skin in my usual place…

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June Goals

How did May’s goals go? Here is what I set myself for the month of May: GOALS: Recover. See more healing of my wounds. Have a solid appointment for my surgical follow up, May 14th. TASKS: Try to complete 50% of my ‘long-term’ to do list. Continue the honest of post op recovery online – social media and blogging. Possibly return to work, completely dependent on my perianal wound.   Let’s recap… Let’s begin with how Month Two of recovery went. I started the month on antibiotics for two weeks. I had my Vedolizumab rescheduled for the second time because my…

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May 2019

Another Month… Stoma wise; I’ve actually had some great improvements in my skin, even with the humid weather! I’ve gotten used to my new deeper convex bag and ordered my new supplies with my new delivery company. I haven’t got to go back for a review for another month, so I am settling down into my old routine of two days with each bag on but I do also have the luxury and freedom to change when I need to as I’m still off sick. IBD wise; I’ve experienced a huge increase in my symptoms. While manage my wound and…

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May Goals

How did April’s goals go? Here is what I set myself for the month of April: GOALS: Recover. Recover. Recover. TASKS: Plan some blog content. Make my way through my To-Watch list. Walk for 20 minutes every day.   Let’s recap… For the first week of April I spent time in hospital recovering from the immediate effects of having surgery. This saw me struggle with getting back on my feet – literally, I had low BP and a high heart rate for a couple days after the operation, so I was on a monitor for the first 72hrs. I had a…

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April 2019

Recover   Stoma wise; we had a few changes during my admission to my stoma – she shrank down in the immediate post op period and I could get away with a couple days without a change. In the weeks since discharge, I’ve had to try new things, including a deeper convexity on my bag. With my seal, without it, but definitely without paste. It does feel like things are creeping back up to the normal before surgery but I have found a two piece bag easier to manage and control my cutting and usage. So whilst I still get…

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