by Rakhee Patel

What I Fought to Stay Alive For: Finding Motivation As a Longterm Ostomate

by Rakhee Patel

Rakhee is feeling better than ever since becoming an ostomate but without the intensity of fighting to stay alive, she now struggles with motivation. To counteract this she asks herself “Is this what I fought to stay alive for?”

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

by Rachael Kin

Cinderella With A Stoma – The Day Of Surgery.

by Rachael Kin

In the fifth instalment of her blog series, Rachael describes her stoma surgery, including being marked up for her stoma and going under anaesthetic

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Categories: Chronic Illness, Surgery

by Rachael Kin

Cinderella With A Stoma – I Can’t Find My Shoe!

by Rachael Kin

In Rachael’s 3rd instalment of ‘Cinderella With A Stoma’, she discusses how she was unknowingly living with Ulcerative Colitis and what happened in the build-up to her emergency hospital admission

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Categories: Chronic Illness

by Jen McGregor

What Is It Like For A Dad of A Child With A Chronic Illness

by Jen McGregor

Ileostomate, Jennifer, interviews her dad about what it’s like having a daughter with a chronic health condition. Read a dad’s perspective on diagnosis, surgery and more…

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Categories: Chronic Illness, Being A Carer, Parenting

by Billie Anderson

I’m Grateful For My Stoma, And So Much More

by Billie Anderson

World Ostomy Day takes place on Saturday 6 October, 2018. To help celebrate, Billie has written about a few things in life that she no longer takes for granted.

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Categories: Living With A Stoma, Chronic Illness