Swishing Up Your Post-Op Wardrobe

Published on MyOstomy I think one thing that most women can safely say they have in common when finding out they will need an ostomy, is a collective worry over how they are going to dress.   I am a big fan of the #GetYourBellyOut campaign, but you don’t necessarily want my ostomy out on display all day, [...]

Bowel Cancer Awareness Month – Day 18 – Know Your Colostomy from your Ileostomy

Day 17 - My DictiOSTOMY! This is something that is commonly confused, especially by the media, so this is basically it in my version of a dictionary - My DictiOSTOMY STOMA Stoma, literally translated, means 'mouth' or opening.  In this case referring to the opening from the colon coming through the abdomen. COLOSTOMY The more common, or [...]

Bowel Cancer Awareness Month – Day 14 – When I Knew Something Was Wrong and My Symptoms

Bowel Cancer Awareness Month – Day 14 – When I Knew Something Was Wrong and My Symptoms

Day 14 - When I Knew Something Was Wrong and My Symptoms I will always remember the look on the colonoscopy consultant's face when he told me he had found a tumour he believed to be cancerous.  Pure shock.  The nurse looked like she was going to cry and my husband's jaw was somewhere near [...]

Bowel Cancer Awareness Month – Day 8 – The Truth of the Colonoscopy

Bowel Cancer Awareness Month – Day 8 – The Truth of the Colonoscopy

A colonoscopy is a simple procedure where a tiny camera is inserted in to the colon so the doctor can see exactly what is going on in the large intestine. Before the Procedure... You have to drink what can only be described as a minging drink, which will act as a laxative to empty the bowel. [...]

Let’s Begin at the Beginning – Why I Have a Colostomy Bag

MY LATEST POST ON WWW.MYOSTOMY.CO.UK When I was pregnant with my second child, I knew that I had bowel cancer. You know your body, you know if something is wrong, and I knew. This feeling combined with textbook symptoms and a basic knowledge of bowel cancer due to a strong family history (my mother, grandmother [...]