Quick, Affordable Ostomy Fashion

9 months post partum/c-section! Its not uncommon for your body to change after surgery for a stoma and, sometimes, it can go back to normal, other times, not so much. The financial impact surgery can have on an ostomate, can literally come out of nowhere. So, how can we adapt to our new bodies? For... Continue Reading →

Chronically Ill Parenting

My new YouTube channel series! A bit late to the party! However, my new YouTube series is now up and running after months of wanting to do it! Once a month, I will be interviewing chronically ill parents, ostomates, those who suffer with mental health and also interviewing those who have struggled and do struggle... Continue Reading →

Addiction

In the last 5 years, the world has seen an opioid crisis become worse and worse. People overdosing due to building up such a high tolerance to pain medications, many don't make it out. After my first major surgery in 2015 I was one of those people amongst that crisis, I was 20 years old.... Continue Reading →

World IBD Day 2020

Today is #worldibdday! This will be a brief post as I am writing this on my phone (my laptop broke after 3 faithful years!) Today we celebrate world IBD Day all around the world and raise awareness of Inflammatory Bowel Disease. You will see many posts today of people sharing their story/journey or sharing about... Continue Reading →

The Blue Badge Scheme

The Blue Badge scheme is a disabled parking permit but more commonly known as a disabled badge. This is where a blue badge is visible in your vehicle window to allow you or the person transporting you to park in disabled parking spaces. How to qualify? I'm asked this question quite frequently, as recent as... Continue Reading →

Ostomy Fashion – Best Buys

Many ostomates dress differently due to two things; fear of the bag showing and losing confidence. I asked some ostomates their favourite pieces of clothing to wear when dressing with a stoma, at an affordable price, as let's face it - we aren't made of money! (Picture above, I got my dress from SHEIN for... Continue Reading →

Aberdeenshire Barbers Volunteer at NHS

Two barbers from Hombre in Aberdeenshire, Liam and and Brandon have been assisting the elderly and ill patients at Aberdeen Royal Infirmary once a week. Liam Robertson (23) who has been there for 4 years, came up with the idea to assist patients at ARI that are unable to leave the hospital with Brandan Milne... Continue Reading →

Christmas Wishes

Hello everyone, it's been just a wee while since I updated you all about my health and everything else in my life! So here goes; Mental Health So many who follow my social media will know my mental health hasn't been so good. You will think "is there a particular reason or trigger?" The answer... Continue Reading →

BBC Radio Brain waves

After talking with the lovely Pennie from BBC Radio Scotland, we had a cuppa at my home and recorded some conversations on topics for the Brainwaves Podcast edition for Series 7 in 2020. In Pennie's Brainwaves series, she explores the science behind our everyday experiences and shares this with scientists who work in Scotland. The... Continue Reading →

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