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 →
The Mental Health Taboo With Pregnancy
After watching Loose Women, a celeb dating star Anna Williamson talked about her mental health before pregnancy, during and after the birth of her first child. Anna was extremely brave in talking about something that society has a set perspective on when it comes to pregnancy and having a family which is that pregnancy should... Continue Reading →
Purple Wings Ostomy Calendar
Earlier this year, back in March, I took part in a photoshoot with The Purple Wings Charity and some other lovely women for the Ladies Ostomy Calendar for 2020! This photo is of all of together after our individual photos with the lovely women from The Purple Wings Charity, Lauren and Paige. I flew down... Continue Reading →
Where Did HIV and AIDS Come From?
After watching the documentary about Freddie Mercury and the film Bohemian Rhapsody, I wanted to find out more about where the diseases HIV and AIDS came from. The impact that these two diseases have brought to people in several countries was and has been catastrophic. Let's talk about HIV and AIDS - HIV broken down... Continue Reading →
Flying With A Stoma
One thing that ostomates may find difficult to arrange is a holiday via flying and aren't sure what to do with their ostomy supplies and medication. Before flying , I like to get everything organised at least two weeks prior to flying so nothing is left last minute and I end up forgetting something. It's... Continue Reading →
Colostomy UK Events!
The Colostomy UK charity supports and empowers people living with a stoma. This year they have some fantastic events for ostomates to attend and the best part...? for FREE! Yes you read that correct! Ostomates can gain confidence and be active without the worry of funding it themselves. A little more about Colostomy UK; As... Continue Reading →
My Go-To Hair Products for Chronically Ill Hair
For so many men and women who are chronically ill, their hair also suffers as well as a wide variety of symptoms. This can be caused by using medications to control the disease such as chemotherapy drugs (you can read my blog Chemo Isn't Just For Cancer here) or by vitamin deficiencies, malnutrition and sometimes... Continue Reading →
Man discriminated at Manchester Airport With Stoma
Michael Anderson, 28, was at Manchester Airport travelling with his work when he experienced odd behaviour from a member of the staff at Manchester Airport, who tried to pull off his ostomy bag in a pat down search. Michaels journey with Crohn's Disease started in 2012 which resulted in him having surgery for an Ileostomy... Continue Reading →
The Purple Wings Calendar Photoshoot!
Myself and The Purple Wings charity would be so grateful if you could sponsor me for the 2020 Ostomy Calendar Photoshoot! This will be my first photoshoot with my Ileostomy also known as a stoma! I have been fundraising for this charity for a short period of time and I really hope I can get... Continue Reading →