by Katie May Chesworth

The Year We Spoke Out About Stomas

by Katie May Chesworth

Katie provides a round-up of the stoma news that stood out for her in 2019 and shares how awareness has increased amongst the general public and what that means for ostomates.

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Categories: Living With A Stoma, Raising Awareness

The Importance Of Having A Local Support Group

Nicola Rowson noticed there was a lack of support for people living with IBD and stomas in her area, but that’s all changed now thanks to Cumbrian Bellies.

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Categories: Living With A Stoma, Raising Awareness

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 Michelle Williams

Being Open About My Stoma

by Michelle Williams

Michelle shares how she has always been open about her ileostomy, but has never met a fellow ostomate outside of ostomy events, until now

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Categories: Living With A Stoma, Raising Awareness

by Rachael Kin

Cinderella With A Stoma – Saving Turtles

by Rachael Kin

Rachael has been thinking about her effect on the environment and how having a stoma can contribute extra waste to the planet. Here she shares a few tips for reducing that impact.

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Categories: Living With A Stoma, Raising Awareness