by Sarah Smith

4 Months into the Return of “Normal Life”

by Sarah Smith

Sarah chats us through her experience of the last 4 months since the UK lockdown was lifted and how she managed starting a new job after her surgery!

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Categories: Living With A Stoma, Chronic Illness, Continence Care, Stoma Tips, Continence Tips

by Sarah Smith

Getting Back To Normality After Lockdown And Life With A Stoma

by Sarah Smith

Hands up if you’re worried about going back into the office. You’re not the only one. Feeling anxious about things returning to normal is… normal! Sarah (known as @positively_stella) shares how she’s feeling about returning to work in her latest blog.

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Categories: Living With A Stoma, Travel, Stoma Tips

by Sarah Smith

Emergency Stoma Surgery: What I Wish I Had Known

by Sarah Smith

It’s hard to know what to expect when facing stoma surgery, especially if you don’t have enough time to research beforehand. Sarah has shared some things she wishes she’d known before her stoma formation operation.

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Categories: Surgery, Stoma Tips

by Sarah Smith

My Time In Lockdown

by Sarah Smith

In this blog, Sarah shares the things that have kept her occupied during lockdown and how she used her time to raise awareness of things like IBD and stomas.

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Categories: Raising Awareness, Coronavirus

by Sarah Smith

Christmas With Ulcerative Colitis

by Sarah Smith

This year will be Sarah’s second Christmas with an ileostomy. In this blog she shares what the festive period was like for her struggling with symptoms of ulcerative colitis, and how having a stoma has improved the quality of her life.

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Categories: Living With A Stoma

by Sarah Smith

Accepting My Life With A Stoma

by Sarah Smith

Sarah Smith is the newest blogger to join the SecuriCare family. She has had a stoma since 2019 and now raises awareness and spreads positivity online. In her first post with us she shares several tips for coming to terms with living life as an ostomate.

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Categories: Living With A Stoma, Surgery