Here is a post written by a gentleman with a urostomy for the gentlemen with urostomies about impotency and how you can work around this. Thank you, Trevor Harvey, for your honest and raw account on a subject I would not do it justice
Welcome to my 7th episode of the #UnderstandingUrostomies series all about urostomy and using a Night drainage system.
I have noticed that not everybody with a urostomy will use a night drainage system at night. In this post, I will explain a bit more about the different types of night drainage systems available and cover some hints and tips.
So for the last 5 weeks every Friday I have been doing the #UnderstandingUrostomies series and I have really enjoyed it. It is lovely having the positive feedback and seeing how many people the series is helping.
If you have seen from my Facebook Blog Page I have been in hospital this week due to a stubborn kidney infection and I haven’t had chance to put anything together in detail so I have decided for today’s post to write about my fantastic weekend at the Urostomy Association (UA) event 3 weeks ago on the 9th and 10th September in Staverton Park Hotel Northampton.
With any type of stoma whether it is a Urostomy, Ileostomy or Colostomy...odour is one of the top complaints for an ostomate.
As part of the series #UnderstandingUrostomies, I have decided to focus on ‘Urostomy and Odour’
Wow, this is the 4th segment of the #UnderstandingUrostomy series every Friday and they have seemed to be quite a hit!
So this post is all about Purple Bag Syndrome......
Welcome to my second segment of #UnderstandingUrostomies Series.
Today I am talking about what your ideal pH urinary level should be with a Urostomy, how we can achieve this and why it is important!
Welcome to the FIRST of my series #UnderstandingUrostomies which will be every Friday. This series should help educate ALL ostomates about Urostomies and some very unique issues we may have. Please get in touch with me if there is anything specific you would like me to cover. I am having a few problems with my blog atm and my old post about Urostomies and Urinary Diversions is not showing but when this is sorted please check it out if you do not know what a Urostomy is.
I used to love swimming as a child and I was a full on water baby. Taking part in swimming galas (my stroke was breaststroke) and life-saving clubs.
I always felt my true self and at one in the water. Any hard times in my life or stress with exams, I found myself in the pool...swimming. It was the instant stress buster. I felt happy and peaceful in the water and in my true element. Now I have been drawn back to the water and back to the swimming and spas.
Week 3 of #everyhingstomas and #bagroulette. This week I have been sampling the Pelican Platinum Urostomy Pouch for 7 days I used 2 pouches and the Pelican 1.5 litre night bag at night.
Initially, I was given Ileostomy pouches after requesting urostomy pouches but I called Pelican customer services and they were very apologetic and sent me out the Urostomy Convex pouches the next day.
Part of this month’s challenge for July on “The IBD and Ostomy Support Show” we are reviewing different manufacturer pouches. Last week I reviewed CliniMed Welland Aura Convex Urostomy pouch and night bag which I really liked apart from the 2nd day my skin feeling a bit itchy I would definitely recommend this product.
This has been a long time coming and it's not easy to write about. Like my rare illness and subsequent Ostomies have been a journey of acceptance so has my infertility! I want this to be an honest and open account of how it has affected me and at times how dark it got!
However, now the universe has put Laurence and Molly, his beautiful 10-year-old daughter, into my path words cannot begin to describe how much she has enriched my life. I truly love this girl and it is pretty amazing that she entered my life when I was struggling with my infertility.
In my previous blog posts last week I explained ‘How to order Ostomy samples and ordered a few samples from a few Companies.
For the first week of July, part of “The IBD and Ostomy Support Show” #bagroulette I am trying out samples for my Urostomy.
As part of “The IBD and Ostomy Support Show” last Thursday, we covered some of the reasons ‘Why some people may have ostomies.’ Stephie (aka colitistoostomy) put a poll out across a group she admins and the results were surprising. Personally, I thought it was amazing because sometimes I used to feel a bit alone and left out due to my stomas not being formed because of Cancer or IBD (Even though I now have IBD because of the IIeostomy). It was good for me to see other Ostomates that have similar complex Neurological Conditions that have left them with an Ostomy. So this got me thinking and I decided to roll the poll in the Urostomy Awareness Group to see ‘Why People have Urinary Diversions’
I am writing this post as part of our theme for the month of July! On “The IBD and Ostomy Support Show” the girls who all have an Ileostomy are taking part in ‘Bag Roulette’ where they send samples of their bags to each other. Unfortunately, I cannot take part due to my Ileostomy prolapse. After trialling many bags and having many leaks I have found the one for me and I do not think it would be a fair review.
I wrote a Facebook post last week about the ‘affirmations’ I am practicing at the moment to help me get through a tough time. I just would like to say a thank you Stephie at colitistoostomy for persuading me to write a proper post about what affirmations are, the science behind them and how they can help people with chronic illness.