Monthly Archives: December 2014

A New Year, A New Resolution…

So, we’re just a few hours away from saying farewell to the emotional roller-coaster ride that was 2014. It really has been a year of highs and lows and one that will stay with me forever as the most poignant … Continue reading

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Christmas Wishes

Evening OstoBuddies. I do hope you are all set for the white-bearded, red-suited big-man to break into your houses tonight; hopefully you have all been good girls and boys this year!? I’m just wondering how on earth he is going … Continue reading

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Prednisolone Blues

Evening OstoBuddies, or should that be good morning? It’s currently 28 minutes past midnight and I’ve  been in bed for almost 3 hours, yet I can’t get to sleep for love nor money. This morning I awoke from a much-needed, … Continue reading

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Miss Stomawise aka Rachel Clements’ Blog

Hello Ostobuddies! WOW! If someone had said to me that this time last year that I’d be sat here typing my very first blog for Stomawise, I would not have had the foggiest idea what they were talking about. This time … Continue reading

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I started the Humira in March 2013

I had a series of loading doses injected into the abdomen and thighs, and continued to inject once a fortnight after that. I was so desperate for the treatment to work, even more so because I was getting married in … Continue reading

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Crohns and my Ileostomy

After reading through all of that, you’re probably wondering what happened to those bowel issues I had? Well, when I was bed-ridden for the 7 weeks when my lung disease was diagnosed, I wasn’t able to use a toilet. I … Continue reading

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Monday 5th January 2004

This is a day I will never, ever forget; a day that the internal scream was finally heard. On the morning of the 5th I had yet another appointment to see my GP, this appointment had been booked before Christmas … Continue reading

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2003 – The worst year of my life

April arrived and I was lucky enough to be jetting off to Thailand for two weeks, I was half excited/half dreading it because I was going to be away from my Mum for such a period of time, and of … Continue reading

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Back to the very beginning

The earliest recollection I have of stomach pains and chronic diarrhoea goes way back to 1996 – at the tender age of 8 years old. Life, as I knew it, had always been this way. I was at an age … Continue reading

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