How it all began.

My journey with Colitis all started in July 2016 when I began to notice some abnormal bleeding after going to loo. After a week or so I started to get serious stomach pains but I was so frightened by the fact that I was bleeding every time I went to the toilet I tried to ignore […]

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Hindsight is a Wonderful Thing.

  My army of doctors are amazing. I’m looked after by a surgeon and all the minions who follow him; as well as specialist stoma nurses and a gastroenterologist. But hindsight is a wonderful thing, and there have been a few details I feel I wasn’t properly informed on. This isn’t to say my troop […]

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Fertility, Pregnancy, IBD and Surgery  

I’m not a doctor but I am a woman and I feel this is something that goes beyond the doctors office. Before IBD and surgery I didn’t really see children in my life plan. I preferred the idea of sitting on a beach in the south coast of France with a glass of wine, rather […]

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Come Fly With Me.

I’ve always loved flying. I love getting to the airport at silly-o-clock; going through security and the hubbub of duty free to look at the discounted booze, and soak yourself in perfume. I love the craziness of boarding the plane and watching everyone turn into ants as we climb thousands of feet in the air. […]

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Let’s Get Sweaty!

*Firstly, I’m not a PT or a doctor, so if you try any of these workouts [see bottom of the page], be careful and remember this works for me, but might not for others. This blog is to instil some confidence that you can workout with an ostomy bag* Before I was diagnosed with IBD […]

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Pooing Into A Bag Isn’t Always That Glam!

Let’s be real for a second… Having a stoma isn’t all sunshine and rainbows. I’m a firm believer in being real; with myself and those I share my story with. There’s an abundance of ‘positivity’ all over social media, and we see so many posts with ‘good vibes only’ or ‘just be positive’ attached to them, […]

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