by Katie May Chesworth

Managing Bag Leaks In Public

by Katie May Chesworth

Dealing with stoma pouch leaks is a standard part of living life with a stoma, but it shouldn’t be a permanent one. In this blog Katie shares her tips for managing them and what to do to help prevent them.

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Categories: Living With A Stoma, Stoma Problems, Stoma Tips

by Stephie Simpson

Sore Skin Around My Ileostomy

by Stephie Simpson

Sore skin around the stoma is a common issue amongst ostomates. Stephie is currently struggling with regular leaks which are the source of her sore skin. In this blog she shares her experience and discusses what helps.

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Categories: Living With A Stoma, Stoma Problems, Stoma Tips

by Aleesha Verma

My Five Messages Of Hope For Anyone About To Have Stoma Surgery

by Aleesha Verma

Aleesha has had her ileostomy since New Year’s Eve 2014 and now volunteers as a patient mentor at her local hospital. In this blog she shares her five messages of hope for people facing stoma surgery.

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Categories: Living With A Stoma, Surgery

by Nathan Wheeler

Sleepovers With An Ostomy

by Nathan Wheeler

Sleeping anywhere other than your own bed can cause anxiety for some ostomates, in this blog Nathan shares his experience with managing his stoma whilst staying out at other people’s houses.

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Categories: Living With A Stoma, Stoma Tips

by Nick Axtell

Advising Others About Stoma Surgery

by Nick Axtell

After his stoma surgery, Nick struggled to find the stoma support and advice he was looking for. When he finally did, he soon began helping others, but later realised how advising others is not as simple as it seems.

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Categories: Living With A Stoma, Raising Awareness

by Stephie Simpson

Things To Consider As An Ostomate Working In Care

by Stephie Simpson

Stephie has an ileostomy and currently works as a home carer. In this blog she shares the things she has to consider in order to protect her stoma and to avoid complications such as a hernia.

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Categories: Living With A Stoma