Category Archives: Diary Entry

Support Stomawise & The OstoBears as I Celebrate My 1st Stomaversary

  JustGiving for Airkix Good Evening OstoBuddies, I do hope that you are all well and that the cold weather isn’t being too harsh on your health and ailments. It would seem that almost everywhere in the UK has snow except us … Continue reading

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Introducing Coloplast’s Sensura® Mio

Happy Monday Osto Guys ‘n’ Girls So, how many of you have discovered the latest new ‘designer’ bag on the block from Coloplast? Well, if you haven’t, fear not, I’m here to give you the lowdown on this latest state-of-the-art … Continue reading

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Stoma Friendly Skinny Jeans!

Sorry lads, but this one’s for the ladies tonight… So ladies, how many of you have had major issues finding skinny jeans, or jeans in general, that will accommodate your stoma? Well, you are not alone. Since having my stoma formed in … Continue reading

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Stomawise Longline Hoodies

Evening, OstoBuddies! I hope you have all had a fabulous time over the Christmas and New Year festivities and that your stomas behaved themselves, too. Everything got back to normal here on Tuesday; decorations put away for another year, hubby back … Continue reading

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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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