by Nathan Wheeler

A Bad Day Doesn’t Mean A Bad Life

by Nathan Wheeler

Nathan’s sudden onset of severe ulcerative colitis symptoms as a teenager brought a great deal of change to his life. In this blog post he shares his battle with mental health and how he’s glad he hung on, things do get better!

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Categories: Living With A Stoma, Mental Health

by Nathan Wheeler

Living With A Stoma And Accessing Toilets

by Nathan Wheeler

Nathan has had his ileostomy for more than ten years now and likes to travel, so is no stranger to ‘toilet anxiety’. Here he shares his best advice for managing that anxiety and avoiding the related issues.

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Categories: Living With A Stoma

by Nathan Wheeler

Exercise And Fitness With A Stoma

by Nathan Wheeler

Nathan shares some advice for working out with a stoma and discusses his relationship with exercise.

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Categories: Living With A Stoma, Physical Activity

by Nathan Wheeler

Returning To Work After Ileostomy Surgery

by Nathan Wheeler

Nathan shares his experience with returning to work after stoma surgery back in 2008. Thanks to a few adjustments, he was able to settle back in to working life and progress within the workplace.

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Categories: Living With A Stoma, Stoma Tips

by Nathan Wheeler

The Judgement Of Hidden Illnesses

by Nathan Wheeler

Have you ever been confronted for using a disabled toilet because you don’t “look” disabled? Nathan shares his thoughts on living with a hidden illness and how his confidence as an ileostomate has grown over the last ten years.

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Categories: Living With A Stoma, Chronic Illness, Raising Awareness, Disability

by Nathan Wheeler

Are Concerts Out Of The Question With A Stoma?

by Nathan Wheeler

Are you a fan of live music? Nathan shares his experience with attending concerts and how he manages his ileostomy around the events he loves so much.

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Categories: Living With A Stoma, Physical Activity