by Stephie Simpson

How Stress Affects Me And My Health

by Stephie Simpson

Stephie has a long history with ulcerative colitis and several other conditions. Here she discusses how stress has affected her health and shares how she tries to manage it.

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

by Stephie Simpson

Running: Why My Illnesses Won’t Hold Me Back

by Stephie Simpson

Stephie has taken up running this year to support a close friend raising funds for their local hospital. Find out why, and read more about Stephie’s running with a stoma journey in this blog.

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Categories: Physical Activity, Mental Health

by Stephie Simpson

Intimacy With A Stoma

by Stephie Simpson

How have you found intimacy whilst living with a stoma? Stephie wrote about her experience with her husband and shares a few tips for making things easier.

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Categories: Living With A Stoma, Relationships

by Stephie Simpson

Stoma-Friendly Mincemeat Parcels

by Stephie Simpson

It’s that time of year when festive treats are abundant, and this year is no exception. Stephie shares her personal recipe for a stoma-friendly mince pie which she has labelled a ‘mincemeat parcel’.

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Categories: Living With A Stoma, Diet, Stoma Tips

by Stephie Simpson

My Crohn’s And Colitis Story

by Stephie Simpson

With Crohn’s and Colitis Awareness Week taking place in December, Stephie has been thinking back on her journey to diagnosis and stoma surgery. Here she shares a little about her early experiences of Ulcerative Colitis.

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Categories: Chronic Illness, Surgery

by Stephie Simpson

My Hidden Disabilities

by Stephie Simpson

Stephie lives with multiple health conditions which she considers to be hidden disabilities. Read her latest blog to learn what it’s like to be an ostomate with both Hypermobile Ehlers-Danlos syndrome and Postural tachycardia syndrome.

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Categories: Living With A Stoma, Disability