Last year I had a day filming with Opus Healthcare, I have used their products before and was asked if I would help them on a project where they wanted real life people with ostomies and jpouches to talk openly about their lives. It was a lovely day with three others, Luke, Charlotte and Amanda and it was really interesting for me to hear their stories too. This was when I still had my jpouch before my latest surgery.
Take a look at the videos below, starting with my introduction. I need to point out that on filming day, I was so ill with pouchitis, I ended up in hospital for IV antibiotics shortly afterwards so if I look a bit sweaty and manic, you can understand!
And here is Charlotte!
Have a look on the youtube channel for the other introductions.
First we talked about diagnosis…
And then we talked surgery… 7 out of 10 people with Crohns Disease and 3 out of 10 with Ulcerative Colitis will have some type of surgery in their lives.
People with IBD will tend to have an embarrassing story, this can be really isolating, but sharing your story can make you feel better. We talked embarrassing experiences.
But we also have a LOT of positive experiences too…
Their are so many different accessories and products out there, it can be a bit confusing. We talked about knowing about products and how to try new stuff.
I genuinely LOVE the Lift Plus 360 adhesive remover (I am not paid to say that!!!) it sprays at any angle and works really quickly. Here Amanda demonstrates the product.
We finished by talking about something that is so important, support.
Disclaimer: This is a sponsored post by Opus Healthcare. Every now and again, I am sponsored by companies who I believe are of interest to my lovely readers, this allows me to continue with the blog and keeps me in pretty, sparkly shoes. I only work with companies who I believe are a good fit with So Bad Ass and who have content or products that my audience have an interest in.