Sophie is an ileostomate and Founder of I Am Denim! Her company is the first clothing brand in the world to create inclusive, revolutionary denim jeans for after abdominal surgery, specifically catering to the needs of ostomates.
I’m happy to be unveiling my latest website addition: The Videos Page!
I had an opportunity to be on The IBD & Ostomy Support Show for a live stream on Sept 21, 2017.
A huge number of patients who have a chronic illness will turn to the internet to get their information. Unfortunately, most of the information they come across won’t be true.
On March 15th, 2017 I spoke to the members of Ostomy Toronto as a guest speaker.
Transitioning to a plant-based diet, especially when you have IBD, will require some planning.
Hospitals aren’t known for serving 5-star meals, but that doesn’t mean you have to suffer through them.
I had been invited to speak in Ann Arbor, Michigan, USA as part of a patient event called P2PEP (Patient 2 Patient Education Project) on Saturday, April 16, 2016. The event was hosted by the University of Michigan IBD Team and was led by Dr. Peter Higgins.
For the longest time, I remember fiber being the sworn enemy of someone who has Crohn’s Disease or Ulcerative Colitis. In fact, the suggestion to go on a low-fiber diet when you have IBD is often one of the first ones you’ll hear – but is that the best thing to do?
Blockages and partial blockages are a concern for ostomates, especially ileostomates, but there are several ways to both prevent and treat minor blockages.