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 Anita Brown

Self-Isolation During The Coronavirus Pandemic

by Anita Brown

Anita has been self-isolating due to the coronavirus pandemic and the impact it would have on her should she be infected. Here she shares her experiences so far and reminds us of a few things we should consider.

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Categories: Chronic Illness, Mental Health, Coronavirus

by Nick Axtell

New Year... New Start… Right?

by Nick Axtell

Nick has been thinking about how much his health impacts his life, and wishing it were easier to just head out on adventures or take up new challenges without so many things to consider. Can you relate?

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Categories: Living With A Stoma, Chronic Illness

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 Nathan Wheeler

The Judgement Of Hidden Illnesses

by Nathan Wheeler

Have you ever been confronted for using a disabled toilet because you don’t “look” disabled? Nathan shares his thoughts on living with a hidden illness and how his confidence as an ileostomate has grown over the last ten years.

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Categories: Living With A Stoma, Chronic Illness, Raising Awareness, Disability

by Billie Anderson

How My Stoma Helped Me To Make More Friends

by Billie Anderson

Billie has experienced the feelings of isolation that come with IBD and having a stoma. After surgery, she took to social media where a whole community of people welcomed her and she no longer felt alone. Billie now uses her voice to help others.

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Categories: Living With A Stoma, Chronic Illness, Relationships