One person can't help everyone but everyone can help one person.
Hey guys my name is Jade Hughes.
Ulcerative colitis fighter and Stoma proud lady.
Here is my webpage and blog, #thebogblog
This page is for people with Crohns, Ulcerative colitis, & anyone coming to terms with a colostomy/ileostomy.
If it involves poop, you name it, I'm here to help.
That's anything from helpful advice, hearing your personal stories. (the good and the bad), ways of making you feel confident, involving fitness, food, home comforts to sassy pride. Making your days a little brighter. If your male, female or of any age this page is for YOU.
Not to spoil the ending for you, but everything is going to be O.K.
O.k, So here is me two days after my operation in hospital left pic, and last week in the right pic. I felt so weak and tired and down. Although I've always been positive about my Stoma, I had little self confidence to begin with. I wanted a healthy life, I wanted to go to the gym or swimming and last five minutes without needing the toilet. Or just feeling so down I couldn't go anyway. I wanted to FEEL amazing. So after three weeks of having my stoma I got myself a gym membership, Since then my energy levels have been high I feel great I feel well in myself and most importantly I feel happy. Although the past 6 weeks haven't been perfect I have got back on track and am fitter than ever thanks to my stoma. If your worried about looks, DON'T BE. The most important thing is you are happy, healthy and you! If you ever worry about going through with an operation such as this, just look at your quality of life being poorly constantly and compare it to feeling brilliant every day. You may not believe me now but honestly it will help you be YOU again.
Here is my article in The mirror, it tells you of a bad experience I've recently had and my life before my bag.
It's not always plain sailing but life is full of ups and downs.
Please click below to read my story with the mirror.
Keeping fit and staying strong.
So as you know, with an illness like crohns or UC having the energy to get motivated is not the easiest.
Click link below to learn fun easy ways of keeping fit and staying healthy with little effort and still close by a toilet.
In life we must accessorise.
Now ladies love to accessorise but don't panic men their are plenty of options for the Stoma for you too. This including covers, clothes and even workout gear to help keep your bags secure.
Click my link below to check out some of the ranges you can find.