It took Nathan many years to accept his stoma surgery and ileostomy, but he is now at ease with his life as an ostomate and openly discusses what it’s like to have a stoma, raising awareness for others who may be struggling as he did. In this blog he shares a few of the things that helped him come to terms with his ileostomy.
In Jay’s final blog with SecuriCare she discusses what led to her decision to give up writing about her life with a stoma and why it’s in her best interests to focus on happier, more positive areas of her life.
Jen shares a very personal story about feeling suicidal before her ileostomy surgery, and how her dog Bella prevented her from making a dangerous decision that she would have regretted. Bella takes great care of Jen and has given her a reason to get up in the morning, even on the darkest days.
Billie used to ride ponies before she became unwell and had stoma surgery. She’s promised herself she’ll get back in the saddle one day, but for now she is more than happy to walk her neighbour’s dog, Beau, and is feeling grateful for the positive affect Beau has had on her.