by Rakhee Patel

What I Fought to Stay Alive For: Finding Motivation As a Longterm Ostomate

by Rakhee Patel

Rakhee is feeling better than ever since becoming an ostomate but without the intensity of fighting to stay alive, she now struggles with motivation. To counteract this she asks herself “Is this what I fought to stay alive for?”

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Categories: Living With A Stoma, Chronic Illness, Mental Health

by Rakhee Patel

Holiday With A Stoma

by Rakhee Patel

Rakhee has recently returned from Croatia where she had a great time, despite her initial anxieties about travelling and swimming with a stoma.

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Categories: Travel, Fashion

by Rakhee Patel

Technicolour: A Poem Of Change

by Rakhee Patel

Rakhee has been through a substantial life changing experience due to her Crohn’s disease and ileostomy. She’s taken some inspiration from Lord of the Rings and placed a few of her thoughts regarding those changes into a poem for National Poetry Day.

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Categories: Living With A Stoma, Chronic Illness

by Rakhee Patel

Dear Healthcare Professionals

by Rakhee Patel

Rakhee writes an open letter to all the dedicated health professionals who have helped her along on her journey with kindness and compassion

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Categories: Living With A Stoma