by Stephie Simpson

Sore Skin Around My Ileostomy

by Stephie Simpson

Sore skin around the stoma is a common issue amongst ostomates. Stephie is currently struggling with regular leaks which are the source of her sore skin. In this blog she shares her experience and discusses what helps.

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Categories: Living With A Stoma, Stoma Problems, Stoma Tips

by Stephie Simpson

Things To Consider As An Ostomate Working In Care

by Stephie Simpson

Stephie has an ileostomy and currently works as a home carer. In this blog she shares the things she has to consider in order to protect her stoma and to avoid complications such as a hernia.

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Categories: Living With A Stoma

by Stephie Simpson

Pets Are An Absolute Joy

by Stephie Simpson

With International Dog Day taking place in August, Stephie tells is about her Newfoundland pup, Jenson, and how their relationship was impacted by her ulcerative colitis, along all the other animals to have lived with her over the years.

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Categories: Living With A Stoma, Chronic Illness

by Stephie Simpson

Enjoying Live Music Events With A Stoma

by Stephie Simpson

Stephie is a big fan of attending gigs and enjoying live music. In this blog post she shares her tips for attending events as an ostomate, and how she’d like to enjoy a local music festival with her children one day.

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Categories: Living With A Stoma

by Stephie Simpson

Feeling Lonely During Coronavirus Lockdown

by Stephie Simpson

Stephie is used to spending time with others even if she often thinks of herself as a bit of a loner, but during the coronavirus lockdown she’s struggled with feelings of loneliness and has realised she needs her social circles more than she thought.

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Categories: Mental Health, Coronavirus

by Stephie Simpson

Managing My Mental Health During Lockdown

by Stephie Simpson

As a keyworker, Stephie is continuing to work throughout the COVID-19 lockdown, whilst also needing to home school her kids. In this blog she explains the struggle and shares how she is trying to prevent her mental health from deteriorating.

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Categories: Living With A Stoma, Parenting, Mental Health, Coronavirus