by Stephie Simpson

A Poem About My Ileostomy

by Stephie Simpson

With National Poetry Day taking place in October, Stephie has written a poem about living with a stoma, and how grateful she is to have her ileostomy.

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Categories: Living With A Stoma

by Stephie Simpson

Food And My Ileostomy

by Stephie Simpson

Stephie’s ileostomy has given her the freedom to enjoy food again, but she still has to watch out for certain things like onions and potatoes! Read on for more from Stephie including a few things to consider as an ostomate at meal times.

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Categories: Living With A Stoma, Diet

by Stephie Simpson

Phantom Rectum Pain And Periods

by Stephie Simpson

Stephie discusses her experience with phantom rectum pain and the things she does to help relive the discomfort.

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Categories: Living With A Stoma, Surgery, Stoma Problems

by Stephie Simpson

My Original Ostomy Friend

by Stephie Simpson

Stephie has made some great friendships online due to her stoma, but there is one friendship she will never forget - the one she made in hospital just before having her ileostomy surgery.

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Categories: Living With A Stoma, Relationships

by Stephie Simpson

How My Mental Health Impacts My Stoma Care

by Stephie Simpson

Stephie can struggle with her mental health at times which often has a negative impact on her life as an ostomate. In this blog she shares the effect feeling down has on her stoma care routine.

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Categories: Living With A Stoma, Mental Health

by Stephie Simpson

Living With Body Dysmorphia As An Ileostomate

by Stephie Simpson

In this month’s blog, Stephie shares her experience of how having stoma surgery has impacted her body dysmorphia disorder

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Categories: Living With A Stoma, Mental Health