IBD

New Ostomy Product Review Website!

Some of you may have seen recently I have launched Ostomy Reviewer a rate and review website – where we as Ostomates have a voice and can review products and services we use to help others be able to make a choice on what product to use. Its the first and only website where we […]

What Is An Ostomy – Stoma – Ileostomy?  

I always get asked the question whats a colon? Whats your large bowel? Whats a bag? I was even asked do you wee and poo in the bag? I wanted to explain exactly what I have, what this bag is on my stomach and what a Stoma – Ileostomy – Ostomy is. I have an […]

What Is Ulcerative Colitis? 

Ulcerative Colitis (UC) is a disease where inflammation develops in the colon and the rectum (the large intestine).  Its is also known as an Auto Immune Disease Ulcerative colitis is an autoimmune disease and in contrast to Crohn’s disease, which can affect areas of the gastrointestinal tract outside of the colon, ulcerative colitis usually involves […]

Surgery & What To Expect

Surgery Being told you need to make the decision of having surgery, or being told you need emergency surgery is a scary prospect to anyone with or without IBD. When I was told I about surgery I panicked, the first thing I did was Google everything and all I could find was a lot of […]

Going Back To The Gym After Bowel Surgery  

When I was recovering from having my bowel removed, the last thing I thought was that I would be able to go the gym and feel good about myself again. I have been going to the gym since I was about 16, striving to be fit, have a great physique and one day to enter […]