National Shortage of Dioralyte

Some of the ingredients! For those who suffer from dehydration, relying on hydration sachets is super important. Sadly, there is a national shortage of Dioralyte and a lot of people are struggling to get any at all. I'm going to share the St.Marks Solution which originates from the top bowel hospital in the UK called... Continue Reading →

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 →

Wisdom Teeth and molar Removal (GA)

When I got back from recovery and onto the ward! On Tuesday the 17th of May, I had my planned surgery, for the removal of all four wisdom teeth and, an upper right molar (which had had root canal after numerous infections). My wisdom teeth kept giving me abscesses and, a great deal of pain... Continue Reading →

Healthy Eating With An Ostomy

Recently, my partner and I have been calorie counting and eating much more healthy. If you are new to my blog or didn't know, my partner also has an Ileostomy and we both have Crohns Disease. Six months ago, I had a c section to have our son Odin and since then, I have put... 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 →

Merry Christmas!

My first Christmas as a mummy! Christmas 2021 has been amazing! Odin's first Christmas and my first one as a mummy! We were truly spoilt from everyone. We spent Christmas and boxing day with my in laws and the doggies, watching movies, listening to music, eating good food and opening presents, it was such a... Continue Reading →

Danni’s Birth Story

Danni, 26 shares her traumatic birth story to raise awareness for other pregnant women. Danni is one of my best friends whom I met through the Colostomy UK support group via Facebook. We have been eachother's rocks through our pregnancies and everything that she has been through, we have gone through together! *please note any... Continue Reading →

Welcoming Baby Odin!

We are so very happy to announce that my beautiful little boy was born on Wednesday the 13th of October at 12:48pm weighing in at over 8 pounds! We have named him Odin George Edward Laughton and he is just gorgeous! I was in hospital for 2 weeks prior to my c section as I... Continue Reading →

What’s Your Story? Meet Abbie!

My name is Abbie Louise Crystal, I'm 26 and I live in South Wales. I’m a model influencer and blogger. I live at home with my mum and dad and we have a beautiful little blue staffy called Nico, he is 5 almost 6 and I wouldn’t be without him! He’s been there through thick... Continue Reading →

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