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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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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