1 in 4 people in the U.K. currently are battling with their mental health, that means ¼ of the population. I myself have battled with my mental health over the last 5 years- Depression, Anxiety, OCD and PTSD. When I feel like my depression is rearing it’s ugly head, it feels worse than any other … Continue reading The Black Fog
EVERYONE poos, as a society we engage in sexual activity quite openly, yet we don’t want to accept we ALL poo. Wether that be via a surgical opening called a stoma or via a normal anus. No shit is pretty, nor does it sparkle or smell like roses. Yet I’m seeing trolls and the rest … Continue reading EVERYONE POOS!
Trying to find a balance between resting and engaging in normal daily activities is THE hardest thing to contend with, when battling chronic illness. Each time we decide to go out to dinner, go shopping or attend appointments we have to decide if we have enough spoons to get through that event. Spoons are a … Continue reading Battery Life Of A Spoonie 🥄
Here’s one of the reasons why the NHS is so dear to me ❤️So fast forward 5 years ago when I had my colectomy, which is the removal of the large bowel. I was just 18 years old, confident that the risks of the surgery wouldn’t apply to me. I was wrong, very wrong. 10 … Continue reading Happy 70th Birthday To The NHS
Be soft. Do not let the world make you hard. Do not let pain make you hate. Do not let the bitterness steal sweetness. Take pride that even though the rest of the world may disagree, you still believe it to be a beautiful place.” – Iain S. Thomas Each time I leave a hospital … Continue reading Patience+Care+Empathy= Love&Self Worth
I bet your all wondering how people with a stoma have sex? Come on I know your all curious! The truth is most of us do have a healthy sex life, may that be in a long term relationship or casual sex. It just takes us time to adapt and go through the cycles of … Continue reading Sex & Stoma
Before I needed the assistance of a wheelchair, I personally believed that the world we live in is disabled friendly. Little did I know the reality is far from that. Yes there are lifts and the occasional dip in the pavement but that’s it? How can that be it? Think about doing your weekly shop … Continue reading Wheelchair Adventures: The Good And The Bad
Barbie bum? It almost sounds comical like a cosmetic surgery. Unfortunately it’s not a sought after procedure. A barbie bum is the colloquial way of describing not having a rectum or anus. Yes, I know you probably winced reading that it’s possible to live with out a rectum and bum hole. I had my rectum … Continue reading Barbie Bum
Imagine being 22 and having no control of your bowels. Risking having accident and being covered in poop at any time. The beauty of having a stoma means that I can literally poop partying, sleeping, eating, being intimate or out in public. The down side of course means that due to the nature of having … Continue reading Stoma Leaks: All Areas
As lovely as it is to receive compliments such as ‘you’re an inspiration’ or ‘you’re my hero because you’re so strong and brave’ sometimes the most challenging thing for me on the toughest of days is to live up to this. I know in my previous posts I’ve spoken at length about living with a … Continue reading Why Its OK Not To Feel Brave!