by Stephie Simpson

Telling New Friends About Having A Stoma

by Stephie Simpson

It’s difficult to know how to have the conversation about having a stoma. However, it’s important to know that your friends and family will always want to support you. Here Stephie explains how she recently broached the situation with two new friends.

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Categories: Living With A Stoma, Relationships

by Stephie Simpson

Friends: The Unsung Heroes When Living With A Stoma

by Stephie Simpson

In Stephie’s blog, she gives a shoutout to all the unsung heroes out there! They are the ones who were there when she got sick and stuck around, even though they couldn’t understand why you weren’t ever going to get better.

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Categories: Living With A Stoma, Relationships

by Stephie Simpson

Managing What I Eat And Drink With A Stoma

by Stephie Simpson

How do you keep on top of your hydration? It’s important to stay well hydrated and in this month’s blog Stephie talks about her daily routine to make sure she drinks enough fluids with her stoma.

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Categories: Living With A Stoma, Diet, Stoma Tips

by Stephie Simpson

My Ongoing Battle With Sore Stoma Skin

by Stephie Simpson

Stephie lives with hypermobile Ehlers-Danlos syndrome and suspects it may be what’s causing the retraction of her stoma, which has led to a lot of skin problems.

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Categories: Living With A Stoma, Stoma Problems

by Stephie Simpson

My Worry-Free Christmas With An Ileostomy

by Stephie Simpson

Stephie discusses why she’s looking forward to Christmas this year and how her stoma journey has played a part in this.

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Categories: Living With A Stoma

by Stephie Simpson

What I Wish I’d Know Sonner About Living With Chronic Illnesses

by Stephie Simpson

Stephie has multiple hidden illnesses and lives with an ileostomy. In this blog, she shares a letter she has written to her younger self full of advice and a little hope for the future.

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