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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Everyday Baggage.

I’m always asked if my life has changed since surgery and I immediately think: “No, it hasn’t changed at all…’’ But that’s definitely fake news; I’m missing 5 feet of intestines!  Pre-Bag the only memories I have are shrouded in a dark cloud of pain and discomfort; so living with my ostomy is leaps and […]

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The Impossible Decision.

How do you make a decision that decides the rest of your life? An impossible decision. I’m now over a year post-op (time flies when your life isn’t controlled by a toxic mega-colon) and I’m at the stage when my surgeon is hovering over that scalpel again. My first surgery was a subtotal colectomy that […]

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Let’s​ Get Personal.

Before I delve into this… Mum, Dad or any of my family, please don’t read any further, I’m not sure I can handle the awkwardness over the dinner table…  One of the most common questions I get is ‘can you still have sex?’ and I find this is a weird question. Last I checked, your […]

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University As An Ostomate.

At university, you’re either drunk or hungover (there is no in-between). For some it’s the first time living away from mum and dad. It’s your first time attempting to do a food shop; the main staple being a kilo bag of pasta of course! Oh, and you’ll be horrified at the fact you have to […]

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Grateful.

It’s been a while since I sat down to write and I want to say I’ve been busy with meaningful things but mostly it’s been lying in the sun, and the second season of Westworld thats been keeping me occupied. However, this week is pretty important to me because Trust Your Gut turns One. It’s […]

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Screaming Who You Are By Not Saying A Word.

Fashion is a huge part of our lives. I mean clothes are pretty important… I think it’s probably a little chilly to be walking around in your birthday suit  (especially in England… Even in summer).  What we wear can show our personality before we’ve even opened our mouths! From the pair of jeans you live […]

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