‘No Adult Nappies, Chronic Pain Or Surgery’: A Brave Mum’s Ultimate Gift This Mother’s Day

 977 total views

Share on facebook
Facebook
Share on twitter
Twitter
Share on linkedin
LinkedIn
Share on pinterest
Pinterest
Share on whatsapp
WhatsApp
Share on telegram
Telegram

By Antoinette Lattouf

Some mums want a sleep in, others will be happy with flowers and their favourite hand cream, but one NSW mum is thrilled she doesn’t have to deal with nappies this year.

And for 36-year-old Jacqualine Lamshed this doesn’t mean her children’s nappies.

The mother of three is planning a visit to the beach with her young family on Mother’s Day, and this in itself is an achievement given her tumultuous health journey over the past few years.

“At times I have had to wear adult nappies to the park or an outing when [my children] were in nappies when they were little, and it’s really not normal or what you think you would have to do in your early 30s,” Lamshed told 10 daily.

Six months after the birth of her third child, Lamshed started experiencing a number of unusual symptoms including pain, constipation, and extremely “bad” hemorrhoids. A visit to her GP confirmed Lamshed had suffered a rectal prolapse — a condition where the rectum sits outside the anus — which ultimately resulted in her first bowel surgery in 2016.

Mum of three Jacqualine Lamshed has been on a long and challenging health journey. Image: Supplied.

As symptoms and complications continued over the next few years, the young mum went through a series of surgeries for infections, then a bladder repair hysterectomy, followed by chait caecostomy tube and finally colostomy surgery.

She now uses a colostomy bag daily which she says has given her “enormous relief and freedom”. Also known as a stoma bag, or colostomy bag, the small pouch, fits over the stoma and collects urine and faeces in order to divert the flow from the bowel or bladder.

Lamshed irrigating her ostomy tube one morning and (right) the day before her Chait Caecostomy Tube which was inserted where the ‘x’ is. . Image: Supplied.

“Before children, I was generally healthy and only really struggled with irritable bowel syndrome, so we can’t find any reason other than the birth trauma the tears and impact to my body,” she said.

Lamshed has two daughters, Sofia, 8 and Georgia, 7, and a son, Harry 5, who she says have been her light during dark times.

“My children are really accepting, tolerant and helpful I’ve often had to call out to them to help me when I would be in the bathroom or get them to get things for me, so they have probably seen a lot of graphic things for their age.”

Lamshed says wants to share her story so other young people who have shared her struggle know there are others who understand and feel their pain.

I think it is really nice to be able to, this Mother’s Day, just to be able to relax, eat what I want, know that I am more stable and I’m a lot more pain free and worry free.

During the last financial year 2018/2019, approximately 46,300 people living with a stoma in Australia accessed the Stoma Appliance Scheme (SAS) via Medicare, offering sufferers free access to stoma-related products.

This is what a wellness gift pack looks like for someone like Lamshed. Skin cleanser wipes and elastic tape slims, adhesive remover spray stomahesive powder. Image: Supplied.

“A stoma may be formed to treat the symptoms of inflammatory bowel disease, cancer, congenital abnormality, chronic constipation, faecal or urinary incontinence, and injury,” Kylie Gilroy from The Australian Council of Stoma Associations Inc told 10 daily.

Ostomy surgery is definitely life saving surgery.

Lamshed never imagined she would start a social media account to talk publicly about incontinence, pelvic and rectal prolapses and fashion with a stoma bag, but she’s recently started sharing her journey on Instagram.

“Until now I would put on a brave face, but those closest to me knew I wasn’t able to be out for long periods. You’re always anxious and wondering where the closest toilet is, but most people had no idea how much this invisible illness impacts your life,” she said.

Recently Lamshed decided to go to her first Stoma Support group meeting.

There were about 100 people in the room and there were two of us that were under 65, the rest were in their 70s and 80s.

Around 4.6 million people, or 21 percent of the community population have urinary or faecal incontinence — or both — according to the Australian Incontinence Foundation. The prevalence of these conditions is known to increase with age, more than half of individuals are aged 50 years and above.

“There is a clear link between incontinence and depression,” Rowan Cockerell, CEO of the Continence Foundation of Australia told 10 daily.

“It can be very isolating for anyone to experience incontinence, but young people may feel even more ashamed of what they’re going through. Shame and stigma is often attached to bladder and bowel issues and people feel like they can’t speak about it with their friends, family or even health professionals.”

During her journey, Lamshed went looking for information and support for people her age online and came across Ostomingle — an ostomy support group for young ‘Ostomates’ in Sydney. At first, it was just a social media group, but the support network quickly became much more.

“I asked these people who I had connected with online if they wanted to grab a drink and we met down at Bondi [where] there is a big mural on the beach [with] a girl wearing a bikini and an ostomate,” Ostomingle founder Renee Constantin told 10 daily.

“I just needed to know there were other people my age that I could talk to and ask questions and b*tch and moan and laugh about our situation and we all bonded instantly,” the 27-year-old said.

Lamshed said getting used to life with a colostomy bag took many months of trial and error, and being able to share her ups and downs has helped her realise it was the right move for her.

I have had a fair bit of social anxiety in the beginning around smell, noise, size of it but as months progressed I knew what to expect, like I know where every public toilet in Sydney is to know when I need to change the bag.

For the young mum, there are no real certainties. She doesn’t know if there are more health hurdles and surgeries ahead, but for now the stoma is here to stay.

“Right now I just have to focus on the now and it is better, it is so much better that’s why I am at a point where I can share this very full-on journey,” she said.

For information and advice on bladder, bowel and pelvic health, you can phone the free National Continence Helpline on 1800 33 00 66.

Contact the author alattouf@networkten.com.au

 978 total views

*Note We Deliberately Miss Spell Some Words or Add Capital Letters To Get Around Big Tech Censoring.

Share on facebook
Facebook
Share on twitter
Twitter
Share on linkedin
LinkedIn
Share on pinterest
Pinterest
Share on whatsapp
WhatsApp
Share on telegram
Telegram

Join www.truthbook.social our new social media platform backed by Independent Media. where you can speak the truth, and not be banned. Plus you'll receive $50 USD in www.truthcoin.social,the crypto currency backing the project, when you join, plus a lot more for sharing posts. www.truthbook.social

Truthbook.social offering hundreds of thousands in giveaways for those joining its new social media platform as many desert Facebook in droves because of censoring

Here is some of the current incentives being offered to new users

Subscribe for free to our ANR news emails and access 2 free ebooks plus Reports to share with family and friends about Covid fraud and the danger of the vaccines.

For ANR Smaller Donors please donate below to help fund our critical not for profit work. Together we can defeat mainstream media.

We are a not for profit Independent Media Company which survives off donations, even as little as $5 per month . Please donate now to help fund our work

Truthcoin Offer

$1000 USD turns into Now $7500 Truthcoin
$2,500 USD turns into Now $25,000 Truthcoin
$5000 USD turns into Now $65,000 Truthcoin
$10,000 USD turns into Now $150,000 Truthcoin
$15,000 USD turns into Now $250,000 Truthcoin
$50,000 USD turns into Now $1.15 Million Truthcoin
$100,000 USD turns into Now $2.5 Million Truthcoin

150 Responses

  1. With every little thing which appears to be building inside this area, your opinions are generally somewhat exciting. Having said that, I beg your pardon, but I can not subscribe to your entire suggestion, all be it exhilarating none the less. It looks to us that your opinions are not entirely rationalized and in fact you are your self not completely certain of the assertion. In any event I did enjoy reading through it.

  2. I blog frequently and I seriously appreciate your content. This article has truly peaked my interest. I will bookmark your blog and keep checking for new information about once per week. I subscribed to your Feed too.

  3. Next time I read a blog, Hopefully it won’t disappoint me as much as this particular one. I mean, I know it was my choice to read through, however I actually believed you would probably have something useful to talk about. All I hear is a bunch of whining about something you could possibly fix if you were not too busy searching for attention.

  4. Aw, this was a really nice post. Finding the time and actual effort to generate a top notch article… but what can I say… I procrastinate a whole lot and never manage to get anything done.

  5. An outstanding share! I have just forwarded this onto a friend who had been conducting a little homework on this. And he in fact bought me lunch because I found it for him… lol. So let me reword this…. Thanks for the meal!! But yeah, thanks for spending the time to talk about this subject here on your blog.

  6. Hi, I do believe this is an excellent blog. I stumbledupon it 😉 I am going to come back yet again since i have bookmarked it. Money and freedom is the best way to change, may you be rich and continue to help others.

  7. Howdy! This post couldnít be written any better! Looking at this article reminds me of my previous roommate! He always kept preaching about this. I am going to send this information to him. Pretty sure he’ll have a very good read. Thank you for sharing!

  8. You’ve made some decent points there. I looked on the net to find out more about the issue and found most individuals will go along with your views on this web site.

  9. There are certainly a lot of details like that to take into consideration. That may be a nice point to carry up. I offer the thoughts above as common inspiration but clearly there are questions just like the one you carry up the place the most important thing shall be working in trustworthy good faith. I don?t know if best practices have emerged round issues like that, but I am positive that your job is clearly recognized as a good game. Both girls and boys really feel the impact of only a second’s pleasure, for the remainder of their lives.

  10. Having read this I thought it was extremely informative. I appreciate you taking the time and energy to put this short article together. I once again find myself spending way too much time both reading and commenting. But so what, it was still worth it!

  11. Normally I do not read article on blogs, however I would like to say that this
    write-up very pressured me to take a look at and do
    it! Your writing taste has been surprised me. Thanks, very
    great article.

  12. My spouse and I stumbled over here by a different
    web address and thought I might check things out.
    I like what I see so now i am following you.
    Look forward to looking at your web page yet again.

  13. Aw, this was an extremely good post. Taking the time and actual effort to create a superb articleÖ but what can I sayÖ I put things off a lot and never manage to get nearly anything done.

  14. Oh my goodness! Impressive article dude! Thank you so much, However I am encountering troubles with your RSS. I donít know the reason why I am unable to join it. Is there anybody having similar RSS issues? Anybody who knows the solution will you kindly respond? Thanks!!

  15. We are a group of volunteers and opening a new scheme
    in our community. Your site offered us with valuable info
    to work on. You’ve done a formidable job and our whole community will
    be grateful to you.

  16. Hi there! Do you know if they make any plugins to help with Search Engine Optimization? I’m trying to get my blog to rank for some targeted keywords but I’m not seeing very good results. If you know of any please share. Kudos!

  17. You really make it appear really easy together with your presentation however I to find this matter to be actually something that I believe I might never understand. It seems too complex and very vast for me. I’m taking a look ahead to your subsequent submit, I will attempt to get the cling of it!

  18. Youre so cool! I dont suppose Ive read anything like this before. So nice to seek out any individual with some unique thoughts on this subject. realy thank you for beginning this up. this website is one thing that’s wanted on the net, someone with a bit of originality. helpful job for bringing one thing new to the internet!

  19. Good post. I learn something new and challenging on sites I stumbleupon everyday. It’s always interesting to read through content from other writers and practice something from other sites.

  20. It is perfect time to make a few plans for the long run and it is time to be happy. I have read this post and if I could I want to recommend you few interesting issues or tips. Perhaps you can write next articles relating to this article. I wish to read more issues about it!

  21. I blog quite often and I seriously thank you for your information. This great article has really peaked my interest. I am going to book mark your blog and keep checking for new details about once a week. I opted in for your Feed as well.

  22. The very next time I read a blog, Hopefully it does not fail me just as much as this one. I mean, Yes, it was my choice to read through, however I actually believed you would have something helpful to talk about. All I hear is a bunch of moaning about something you can fix if you were not too busy seeking attention.

  23. I am only writing to make you know of the extraordinary experience my friend’s princess enjoyed checking your web site. She came to find several things, not to mention what it’s like to have a wonderful giving heart to get many more effortlessly thoroughly grasp specific grueling subject areas. You really surpassed my expected results. Many thanks for imparting the informative, dependable, educational and cool tips about your topic to Ethel.

  24. I loved as much as you’ll receive performed right here. The caricature is tasteful, your authored subject matter stylish. however, you command get got an edginess over that you want be handing over the following. in poor health undoubtedly come more before again as precisely the similar just about a lot steadily inside of case you shield this hike.

  25. Iím amazed, I must say. Seldom do I come across a blog thatís both equally educative and amusing, and without a doubt, you’ve hit the nail on the head. The problem is something which not enough folks are speaking intelligently about. I’m very happy I came across this in my hunt for something relating to this.

  26. The very core of your writing while sounding agreeable initially, did not really work perfectly with me after some time. Someplace within the paragraphs you actually managed to make me a believer but only for a short while. I however have a problem with your leaps in assumptions and you might do well to help fill in all those breaks. If you actually can accomplish that, I will undoubtedly end up being fascinated.

  27. I was very pleased to uncover this great site. I want to to thank you for ones time due to this wonderful read!! I definitely liked every little bit of it and i also have you book marked to see new information on your website.

  28. Hello there! I know this is kinda off topic but I was wondering which blog platform are you using for this site? I’m getting fed up of WordPress because I’ve had issues with hackers and I’m looking at alternatives for another platform. I would be fantastic if you could point me in the direction of a good platform.

  29. When I initially commented I appear to have clicked on the -Notify me when new comments are added- checkbox and now every time a comment is added I get four emails with the same comment. Is there an easy method you can remove me from that service? Thank you!

  30. After looking over a number of the blog posts on your site, I truly appreciate your technique of writing a blog. I book-marked it to my bookmark website list and will be checking back soon. Please check out my web site as well and tell me what you think.

  31. I’d like to thank you for the efforts you have put in writing this website. I am hoping to view the same high-grade content by you in the future as well. In truth, your creative writing abilities has motivated me to get my own, personal blog now 😉

  32. A motivating discussion is definitely worth comment. I believe that you should publish more about this subject matter, it might not be a taboo subject but generally people do not discuss such subjects. To the next! Many thanks!!

  33. I blog frequently and I genuinely thank you for your content. The article has truly peaked my interest. I’m going to take a note of your website and keep checking for new information about once per week. I opted in for your Feed as well.

  34. I was pretty pleased to find this site. I want to to thank you for ones time for this wonderful read!! I definitely really liked every part of it and i also have you saved as a favorite to look at new things on your website.

  35. Right here is the right blog for anyone who wishes to understand this topic. You understand so much its almost tough to argue with you (not that I personally will need toÖHaHa). You definitely put a fresh spin on a topic that has been discussed for many years. Great stuff, just excellent!

  36. I blog often and I really thank you for your information. Your article has truly peaked my interest. I’m going to book mark your site and keep checking for new information about once per week. I opted in for your Feed too.

  37. After looking over a number of the articles on your blog, I truly appreciate your technique of blogging. I book marked it to my bookmark webpage list and will be checking back in the near future. Please check out my web site as well and let me know how you feel.

  38. After looking over a handful of the blog posts on your website, I truly like your way of writing a blog. I saved as a favorite it to my bookmark site list and will be checking back soon. Take a look at my website too and let me know your opinion.

  39. You’ve made some really good points there. I checked on the internet for additional information about the issue and found most individuals will go along with your views on this website.

  40. A fascinating discussion is definitely worth comment. I do think that you need to write more on this subject, it may not be a taboo subject but generally folks don’t speak about these topics. To the next! Cheers!!

  41. Have you ever considered about including a little bit more than just your articles? I mean, what you say is fundamental and all. Nevertheless think of if you added some great visuals or video clips to give your posts more, “pop”! Your content is excellent but with images and video clips, this site could undeniably be one of the very best in its niche. Excellent blog!

  42. I simply wanted to write down a small message to say thanks to you for these precious tips and tricks you are sharing at this website. My long internet look up has at the end of the day been compensated with brilliant know-how to exchange with my company. I ‘d believe that we website visitors are unquestionably endowed to dwell in a perfect community with many special professionals with useful hints. I feel very privileged to have seen the site and look forward to some more excellent times reading here. Thank you again for all the details.

  43. Magnificent items from you, man. I’ve bear in mind your stuff previous to and you’re just extremely fantastic. I actually like what you’ve bought here, really like what you are stating and the way in which wherein you are saying it. You make it entertaining and you still care for to keep it sensible. I can not wait to learn far more from you. That is really a great website.

  44. You are so awesome! I do not believe I’ve truly read through a single thing like that before. So good to find someone with a few genuine thoughts on this subject matter. Seriously.. thanks for starting this up. This website is one thing that is needed on the web, someone with a little originality!

  45. Hiya very nice web site!! Man .. Excellent .. Superb .. I’ll bookmark your blog and take the feeds additionally…I am satisfied to find numerous useful information here within the publish, we’d like work out more strategies in this regard, thanks for sharing. . . . . .

  46. whoah this weblog is great i like studying your posts. Keep up the good paintings! You recognize, a lot of persons are looking around for this information, you can aid them greatly.

  47. I found your weblog web site on google and check a few of your early posts. Proceed to maintain up the very good operate. I just additional up your RSS feed to my MSN Information Reader. In search of forward to reading more from you in a while!…

  48. Oh my goodness! Amazing article dude! Many thanks, However I am experiencing troubles with your RSS. I donít understand why I am unable to subscribe to it. Is there anybody else getting similar RSS issues? Anybody who knows the answer will you kindly respond? Thanx!!

  49. I know this if off topic but I’m looking into starting my own weblog and was wondering what all is needed to get set up? I’m assuming having a blog like yours would cost a pretty penny? I’m not very web smart so I’m not 100 positive. Any tips or advice would be greatly appreciated. Thanks

  50. This design is incredible! You obviously know how to keep a reader amused. Between your wit and your videos, I was almost moved to start my own blog (well, almost…HaHa!) Great job. I really enjoyed what you had to say, and more than that, how you presented it. Too cool!|

  51. Hello! I just wanted to ask if you ever have any problems with hackers? My last blog (wordpress) was hacked and I ended up losing many months of hard work due to no backup. Do you have any solutions to stop hackers?

  52. You’ve made some really good points there. I checked on the web to find out more about the issue and found most individuals will go along with your views on this web site.

  53. I am really inspired along with your writing talents as smartly as with the structure to your weblog. Is that this a paid topic or did you customize it yourself? Anyway stay up the excellent high quality writing, it is rare to see a great weblog like this one these days..

  54. Somebody essentially help to make seriously articles I would state. This is the very first time I frequented your website page and thus far? I amazed with the research you made to make this particular publish amazing. Fantastic job!

  55. You actually make it appear so easy along with your presentation but I in finding this topic to be really one thing which I feel I might by no means understand. It seems too complicated and extremely large for me. I’m having a look ahead in your next publish, I’ll try to get the hang of it!

  56. whoah this blog is great i love reading your posts. Keep up the good work! You know, lots of people are looking around for this information, you could help them greatly.

  57. After research a couple of of the weblog posts on your web site now, and I truly like your means of blogging. I bookmarked it to my bookmark website record and will be checking again soon. Pls take a look at my web page as effectively and let me know what you think.

  58. This is the perfect webpage for anyone who wants to find out about this topic. You know a whole lot its almost hard to argue with you (not that I personally would want to…HaHa). You definitely put a fresh spin on a topic that’s been written about for a long time. Wonderful stuff, just excellent!

  59. Hello, Neat post. There is an issue together with your website in internet explorer, may check this… IE nonetheless is the market leader and a huge component to other folks will omit your magnificent writing because of this problem.

  60. I wanted to thank you for this fantastic read!! I absolutely enjoyed every little bit of it. I’ve got you bookmarked to look at new things you post…|

  61. After I initially commented I clicked the -Notify me when new feedback are added- checkbox and now each time a remark is added I get 4 emails with the same comment. Is there any means you’ll be able to remove me from that service? Thanks!

  62. I have to show my appreciation to you for bailing me out of this type of trouble. Just after surfing through the the web and meeting principles which were not productive, I believed my life was done. Living minus the approaches to the difficulties you’ve fixed as a result of your entire short post is a critical case, as well as those that would have in a negative way affected my entire career if I had not noticed your web site. Your primary know-how and kindness in dealing with all the details was excellent. I am not sure what I would have done if I hadn’t discovered such a step like this. It’s possible to now look forward to my future. Thanks very much for the expert and result oriented help. I won’t be reluctant to refer your web page to any person who needs and wants guide on this matter.

  63. Have you ever considered publishing an ebook or guest authoring on other websites? I have a blog based on the same topics you discuss and would really like to have you share some stories/information. I know my viewers would appreciate your work. If you’re even remotely interested, feel free to shoot me an e mail.

  64. I together with my guys were actually reviewing the nice thoughts on your web site and so immediately developed an awful suspicion I had not thanked you for those strategies. These boys came for that reason happy to read through all of them and now have very much been having fun with these things. Thank you for getting really accommodating and for making a choice on variety of superb things millions of individuals are really eager to understand about. My personal honest regret for not expressing appreciation to you earlier.

  65. Good day! I know this is somewhat off topic but I was wondering which blog platform are you using for this website? I’m getting fed up of WordPress because I’ve had problems with hackers and I’m looking at options for another platform. I would be great if you could point me in the direction of a good platform.

  66. Pingback: 3birthplace

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

McIntyre Report
Political Talk Show

We are a not for profit Independent Media Company which survives off donations, even as little as $5 per month . Please donate now to help fund our work

Kylie Bartlett show

Craig Schulze Show

WHY WE NEED TO START SAYING NO TO GAIN OUR SELF RESPECT

Play Video

Raw Report

Ryan Jackson Saw show

Hero Nurse Exposes Government Policies Leading to Elder Abuse

ANR Conversations With Wayne Crouch and Lisa Johnston With Special Guest Simeon Boikov A.K.A the Aussie Cossack

Top 10 Crypto

in USD

in AUD

in GBP

in CAD

Jamie McIntyre

Truthbook.Social

Currency Exchange Rates in AUD

Live and updated every minute of the day

Current Price of Bitcoin 2.0
0.19 on Coinsbit

Nurses Speak Out

ANR Meme Report

with Nadine Roberts

Episode 002

21st Century Political System

Play Video

Editor's Pick

Enter email to receive ANR News articles, 2 free e-books, plus the Global Health Organisation Report

Download the Full PDF - THE COVID-19 FRAUD & WAR ON HUMANITY