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My First Full Blockage After 6 Years With My Ileostomy

My First Full Blockage After 6 Years With My Ileostomy

Throughout my life I have been told that I am a bit airy-fairy very much skipping through life then...oh look it’s a unicorn.

I don’t always pay attention to my body which with 2 stomas and other complications can be problematic sometimes. On Tuesday 9th January I had no choice but to listen...my ileostomy had stopped working and the pain was out of this world.

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Sepsis is No Joke!!

Sepsis is No Joke!!

So this is another subject very close to my heart.

This post is not meant to scare anybody but includes my recurrent, traumatic experiences of Septicaemia and Septic Shock. It is paramount that everybody knows the Signs and symptoms of Sepsis and how the symptoms can present. Most of us with stomas are immune suppressed and can be at a higher risk of getting Sepsis. 

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Living with a Prolapse

Living with a Prolapse

*TRIGGER* - prolapse stoma images included

 This is a very rare complication that can occur. I am sharing my experience with you, because it has been a difficult but educating journey and this could happen to any of us! This isn’t aimed to scare you, but to unite and inform ostomates about this issue, and to show that being open and honest is the best way to raise awareness and in my case to live with this prolapse! I'd like to add, that it has taken me a lot of courage to talk about this and post a picture of the naughty one! My urostomy is very cute and small but ‘Bob the knob’ my ileostomy, is the one that causes me endless problems but I need to be open and honest about the complications that have occurred for me. 

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