by Nick Axtell

Mental Health As An Ostomate

by Nick Axtell

Before Nick became ill he would have described himself as laid back, and never gave a thought to his mental health. In this month’s blog he takes a look back and shares how his physical health has impacted his mental health.

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Categories: Living With A Stoma, Mental Health

by Nick Axtell

Let’s Talk About Sex: Romance With A Stoma

by Nick Axtell

It’s normal to struggle with romance after stoma surgery. Here Nick shares what happened to his self-esteem after becoming an ostomate and how he overcame the resulting sexual problems

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Categories: Living With A Stoma, Surgery, Mental Health, Relationships

by Nick Axtell

That’s My Bag

by Nick Axtell

Writing poetry isn’t something Nick thought he’d ever do but he’s given it a go to help celebrate National Poetry Day, and we’re pleased he did! His poem provides an emotional insight into his journey from struggling to accept his stoma to the eventual appreciation for his new bag and body.

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Categories: Living With A Stoma

by Nick Axtell

How My Bucket List Landed Me In A&E

by Nick Axtell

Nick revisits the time he embarked upon a mountain bike ride to take his mind off of his upcoming surgery, and how an injury turned out to be a great thing!

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Categories: Physical Activity