by Sam Melling

Couch To 5K With A Stoma

by Sam Melling

Have you tried the Couch to 5K challenge? Sam did and in this month’s blog, she shares her experience plus pointers on how to get into running as a beginner or if you’re starting again with a stoma.

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Categories: Living With A Stoma, Physical Activity

by Sam Melling

My Top Tips For Enjoying Christmas With A Stoma

by Sam Melling

Sam is looking forward to Christmas and all the festivities that occur at this time of the year. In this blog, she shares her advice for managing stoma worries over the festive period.

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Categories: Living With A Stoma

by Sam Melling

My Behcet’s Disease Diagnosis – Self Awareness Is Key

by Sam Melling

Sam has had years of chronic health problems relating to her IBD, but once that was under control the realisation surfaced that something else was at play. In this blog, Sam shares her diagnosis of Behcet’s disease and what that means for her.

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Categories: Chronic Illness, Raising Awareness

by Sam Melling

Seeking Help For My Mental Health

by Sam Melling

Sam has dealt with a lot of personal challenges over the years, and stress worsened by living with a stoma. Here she discusses her mental health and why seeking help was the best thing she could have done for herself.

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Categories: Living With A Stoma, Mental Health

by Sam Melling

Stressful Thoughts As An Ileostomate

by Sam Melling

For Stress Awareness Month, Sam shares what’s currently stressing her out and how this can affect her ileostomy.

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Categories: Living With A Stoma, Mental Health

by Sam Melling

The Right Kind Of Stoma Advice And Support

by Sam Melling

Sam talks about how the information overwhelmed her as a new ostomate. She discusses what worked and why she loves being a part of SecuriCare.

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Categories: Living With A Stoma