by Sam Melling

Hide And Seek With My Hidden Illness

by Sam Melling

With Hidden Disabilities Week on her mind, Sam has been thinking over her relationship with her body and how it can often play games with her.

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Categories: Living With A Stoma, Disability, Mental Health

by Sam Melling

Holidays And Hydration With An Ileostomy

by Sam Melling

Sam doesn’t let her stoma hold her back from a good holiday and wants to share her advice and experience to help other ostomates with their travels.

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Categories: Living With A Stoma, Travel

by Sam Melling

Ostomates Online

by Sam Melling

Sam has a lot of good people in her life, the ones she can appreciate in person and the ones online who may not even know how much they’ve helped her. In this blog she shares her favourite quote about friendship and explains how grateful she is for the ostomy community online.

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Categories: Living With A Stoma, Relationships

by Sam Melling

A Thank You To My Dad

by Sam Melling

Sam’s dad has always liked to fix things – but he couldn’t fix her subtotal colectomy. In this blog, Sam considers all the ways he’s given her support instead…

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Categories: Parenting

by Sam Melling

Flares - And Not The Kind You Wear

by Sam Melling

Life after stoma surgery can be difficult, but what’s it like when you’re still living with the symptoms of IBD? Sam shares her struggles with mental health and letting people know she’s not ‘absolutely fine’.

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Categories: Living With A Stoma, Mental Health

by Sam Melling

Spring Greens In My Step – Eating Habits With A Stoma

by Sam Melling

With the promise of spring, Sam reflects on her stoma surgery and how her experience has affected not only her physical boundaries but how she approaches her plate.

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Categories: Living With A Stoma, Diet, Mental Health