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 Jay Hyrons

Why I’ve Stopped Blogging About My Life With A Stoma

by Jay Hyrons

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.

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Categories: Living With A Stoma, Mental Health

by Jen McGregor

My Dog Saved My Life

by Jen McGregor

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.

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Categories: Living With A Stoma, Mental Health

by Billie Anderson

Improving My Health With The Help Of Animals

by Billie Anderson

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.

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Categories: Living With A Stoma, Mental Health, Coronavirus

by Nathan Wheeler

Lockdown Has Changed Me

by Nathan Wheeler

Lockdown forced Nathan to reconsider his priorities and he’s since rediscovered the love he has for his home, his health and his family.

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Categories: Living With A Stoma, Mental Health, Coronavirus