So tonight was the first episode of The IBD & Ostomy Support Show which is a new, weekly online show broadcast via YouTube. It has been put together by Louise who blogs at Crohn’s Fighting, Rachel from Rocking2Stomas, Natalie who is The Spoonie Mummy and Stephie who blogs at Colitis to Ostomy – you can also find them on Twitter and Facebook too.
It’s an hour long show with the four ladies taking it in turns to speak ona variety of topics tonight they spoke about ostomy routine (which led into a discussion about suppliers) epidural and why they started blogging among other things.
Overall it had a relaxed feel, kind of like eavesdropping on a conversation. There were a few technical issues – we had no video of one of them for a while, and all the volumes were different. I also had to refresh the page a few times, but they have been my internet connection. They were able to take questions via the text chat which was useful and made it interactive.
At times it got a bit technical, particularly the conversation about surgical pain relief and rectal sheathes, so in the future it would be good to have someone checking out any jargon and explaining it.
I think it is certainly an interesting development, and will watch to see how it goes – good luck girls!