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by CazH
Sun Jan 15, 2017 7:48 pm
Forum: general bowel discussions
Topic: hello
Replies: 4
Views: 4015

Re: hello

Hey Annie, I'm glad you're not experiencing any major ileostomy problems, though I can see how the leaking through the filter would be rather off-putting. It's not a Sensura-Mio by any chance..? Glad you've raised it with the manufacturer. That your surgeon thinks a reversal could be possible is gre...
by CazH
Wed Jan 11, 2017 7:50 am
Forum: general bowel discussions
Topic: talking poo & constipation...
Replies: 1
Views: 1849

Re: talking poo & constipation...

Unlike Lily, I would say yes I do find it difficult! Thankfully over the years I've learned to care a little less, be a little less shy and embarrassed; sometimes you need to talk about it more, learn to laugh about it, to dispel some of the fear and stigma associated with talking about such topics....
by CazH
Wed Jan 11, 2017 7:46 am
Forum: general bowel discussions
Topic: hello
Replies: 4
Views: 4015

Re: hello

Hey Annie30, Great idea for the separate forum area. Sounds like quite an ordeal you went through, and a shock to the system to have a stoma. I also have an ileostomy (also since last year), not likely to be reversed. I started a blog to keep me feeling busy and useful during the time off, a bit on ...
by CazH
Sun Oct 23, 2016 9:23 am
Forum: mental well-being
Topic: Accepting Medication & Respecting Anxiety
Replies: 3
Views: 2915

Accepting Medication & Respecting Anxiety

Morning everyone, I was just wondering what experiences anyone has regarding medication for your anxiety - Do you take it, do you find it helps, are you embarrassed or ashamed to admit to taking it, how does it make you feel to be on it? I there's a tendency for medications to be given without the c...
by CazH
Sun Oct 23, 2016 9:17 am
Forum: general discussions
Topic: womens prison suicide death rate soars
Replies: 1
Views: 1998

Re: womens prison suicide death rate soars

I think it's sad to read but not too surprising that the situation continues to get worse. With budget and funding cuts, there's not enough staff or support for a lot of the complex needs in prison populations, for men or women. I think there's less press on women's prisons in general so less attent...
by CazH
Sun Oct 23, 2016 9:15 am
Forum: mental well-being
Topic: CBD fixed my anxiety
Replies: 1
Views: 2606

Re: CBD fixed my anxiety

There's quite a lot of debate over CBD and legalisation issues etc. It's not something I've ever tried, and I'd be quite weary of trying it until there's some proper research done on its effects, both short term and long term. I'm glad that you have found something that has been helpful to you thoug...
by CazH
Tue Oct 18, 2016 7:46 am
Forum: general women's health
Topic: dry back passage
Replies: 1
Views: 1299

Re: dry back passage

Sorry this is a little late, I've just come on to this forum to take a look. You're right, there's not much said about this issue at all. You say there's pain when passing stools, but am I right in thinking you're not actually constipated? Dryness could lack of mucus perhaps, or irritation maybe cau...
by CazH
Tue Oct 18, 2016 7:40 am
Forum: gynaecology
Topic: Experience Of Male Gynaecologists?
Replies: 1
Views: 1363

Experience Of Male Gynaecologists?

Morning all, I thought I'd just put this out there and see what experience others have had when it comes to gynaecologists. Everyone knows it can be so difficult to get the referral you need, and then there's usually a lengthy wait to see someone, so you can't get any say in who you see on the NHS. ...
by CazH
Thu Oct 13, 2016 9:48 am
Forum: general discussion around scars & wounds
Topic: Psychological Impact of Scarring
Replies: 4
Views: 3137

Re: Psychological Impact of Scarring

Hi Joh, I just wanted to let you know you're not alone in how you're feeling. I find there's a lot of pressure to be like this warrior person, someone who can say they're proud and stronger for their experiences, scars included. But it's difficult. Not everyone has the same frame of mind or personal...
by CazH
Wed Oct 12, 2016 6:43 pm
Forum: general discussions
Topic: stigma
Replies: 3
Views: 3216

Re: stigma

I learned what FOMO meant from elsewhere too (makes me feel old, not knowing the lingo!)
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