The Digestive System: Part I

What exactly is the ‘Digestive System’? When we say ‘digestive system‘ we are referring to the system within our body which helps us process food. Included this system is the gastrointestinal (GI) tract along with the liver, pancreas and gallbladder. The GI – or Digestive – Tract consists of a series of hollow organs which connect to a long, twisting hollow tube from the mouth to anus. These organs are the mouth, esophagus, stomach, small intestine, large intestine, and anus. The liver, pancreas, and gallbladder are the solid organs of the digestive system. The small intestines consist of three parts –…

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Surviving the Winter with an Ostomy: A Guide

Winter time can be a daunting and challenging time when you have an ostomy. Worries can focus around how routines change with the season, what you’ll be able to eat and drink during the festive period, whether you will be prepared for the ramping up of social activities and ensuring you have supplies to see you through and how to cope during a period of time when there can be limited access to medical professionals.  In this guide, I’ll be looking at sharing my own advice and some common tips and tricks to help make the Winter period enjoyable  and relaxing. …

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January Goals

How did Decembers goals go? After the battle of November with my health, this leached into December somewhat. I ended up being signed off work and having to get my arse into gear and figure out how to control my pain better. I began a new regimen and found that after ten days it needed adjusting again, just as I returned to work. Alas, I conquered this and it soon controlled what we hoped for and back to work I went. I saw my GI and we confirmed my Vedolizumab is at present, controlling my IBD as well as expected. And…

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December 2018

Anti Climax   Stoma wise; increase in some particular issues – such as watery output, green output and some blood. However, now under control and explainable by the new medications and questions about my ovarian cysts and semi blockages; they have only resulted in a couple of sore moments and increase in my usage. Luckily, I’ve been well prepared and covered over the festive period, just in case. And all be known, it was worth it – back to daily changes. Some of this is due to the lack of exercise and movement this month, culminating in festive consumption of…

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2018 – Year in Review

Hm. It’s been a bit of a wicked one hasn’t it, 2018? It’s been a weirdly complex year since Day One, to be honest. What can be taken from 2018 is that I can take quite a fair bit of the ‘rough’ times; but let’s be honest, rough times shouldn’t be the norm should they? I’ve had to do alot of fighting and convincing this year; something I was sure I did not have the energy for but got through it all! Admittedly, the results haven’t always been in my favour but I have always done what is asked of…

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