by Stephie Simpson

What I Wish I’d Know Sooner 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

by Michelle Williams

Repaying My Cat For Her Support Whilst I Suffered With Ulcerative Colitis

by Michelle Williams

Michelle’s 14 year-old-cat Sherpa was recently attacked leaving her scared and wounded. Michelle spent lots of time caring for Sherpa which reminded her of all the times Sherpa was there for Michelle when she lived with the pain of ulcerative colitis before her stoma surgery.

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Categories: Chronic Illness

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 Sam Melling

My Behcet’s Disease Diagnosis – Self Awareness Is Key

by Sam Melling

Sam has had years of chronic health problems relating to her IBD, but once that was under control the realisation surfaced that something else was at play. In this blog, Sam shares her diagnosis of Behcet’s disease and what that means for her.

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Categories: Chronic Illness, Raising Awareness

by Nick Axtell

Finding Motivation When Chronically Ill And Living With A Stoma

by Nick Axtell

Nick has spent a lot of time at home with various health conditions and recovering from surgeries. In this blog he discusses how he found a way to use this time productively, and shares his secret for finding creativity.

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