10 Festive Tips for Eating and Enjoying Yourself at Christmas with …

Christmas 2017 marks my second festive period with my stoma. Last year, I was just four months into my journey of being ostomate and it felt too soon to give any tips. I was seeing how I coped; seen as it was a new year and not only did I have my stoma to consider but also my IBD. This year, I have much more going on, but I’ve prepared myself. So here are my hints and tips to get through the festive period without major incident: Carry extra supplies and medication. I carry two complete sets of spare ostomy supplies and…

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Ostomy Blockages: How to Cope

It is early December and I am sat here dealing with a problem. A problem which I’ve suffered with in the past and one I will probably suffer with in the future; an partial ostomy blockage. You see, right now, my mind is cast back to those pre surgery talks I had with my IBD team. I wasn’t naive; I knew surgery would be life changing, not only in the foreseeable future, but forever. I would have to adapt to these new set of circumstances. They told me that ostomy surgery recovery would take six to twelve months physically, but…

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