Author Archives: Rachel

Introducing my little miracle, Louis

Wow, I cannot believe it has been an incredible 5 months since my last diary entry where I was updating you all on being 25 weeks pregnant! After an immensely [physically] challenging pregnancy in the mid to latter stages, I … Continue reading

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#BagAndABump – Week 25

Bump, bag and I have successfully made it passed the 24 week ‘1st viability’ milestone, at 25+3 today. However, over the past few weeks since my last diary entry, we’ve had a few ups and downs… The pregnancy had been … Continue reading

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Always Expect the Unexpected

Happy New Year Ostomates! I can’t believe it has been almost 3 months since my last blog entry which I posted the day before I was due to set off on my first holiday abroad as an ostomate. It now … Continue reading

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Holidaying Abroad as an Ostomate

I honestly thought that having another holiday abroad, after my ileostomy was formed in 2014 due to crohns disease and the rare diagnosis of Idiopathic Pulmonary Fibrosis in 2004, was a dream beyond the impossible. But, its a dream that … Continue reading

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Enso Continence Apparel

Who says continence underwear has to be uncomfortable or unattractive? Enso provides a fresh new take on continence wear with garments that look like everyday stylish underwear, have a long life, are excellent value and incorporate a host of unique … Continue reading

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Stomawise 2016 Calendar

It’s that time of the year once again and after the huge success of the Stomawise 2015 Calendar, we’re now making a start on ‘project calendar 2016!’ Last year we received an awe-inspiring amount of photographs from Ostomates all over … Continue reading

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A Funny Old Week…

Good Afternoon OstoGuys’n’Girls… …And what a glorious afternoon it is here in Cambridgeshire! The skies are blue, the sun is shining and the birds are singing their sweet song; I think its safe to say Spring is now officially upon … Continue reading

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50 Shades of Nude

Woohoo, the weekend is officially here OstoGuys’n’Girls… …and this weekend Billy and I are getting funky with our Penguin Pouch Covers from the Stomawise store! Those of you that know me, know that you’d be hard-pressed to discover someone with … Continue reading

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Why prevention is better than cure

Comfizz Ostomy Support Wear Vs. Hernia Did you know that when an ostomy is formed you are highly susceptible to abdominal and parastomal herniation? And were you also aware that you, as an Ostomate, are entitled to 6 pairs of … Continue reading

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Feet firmly back on the ground….For now!

What an incredible weekend for Stomawise… Hi Osto-Guys ‘n’ Girls, I hope you are all well and that you had an enjoyable weekend?! After weeks of fundraising and nail-biting-nerves, this weekend I finally took to the ‘skies’ of AirKix Manchester in aid of … Continue reading

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