by Jay Hyrons

Stoma Friendly Housemate

by Jay Hyrons

Jay is a passionate advocate for the ostomy community but has recently taken some time to reflect on her attitude towards her own stoma and has been surprised by what she’s found.

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Categories: Living With A Stoma, Mental Health, Relationships

by Michelle Williams

Thoughts On Friendships

by Michelle Williams

Michelle keeps her friendship circles small but thanks to social media she knows there’ll always be someone there for her, even in the middle of the night.

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Categories: Living With A Stoma, Relationships

by Nathan Wheeler

Friendships And My Ileostomy

by Nathan Wheeler

Nathan lost several friends when he became ill with ulcerative colitis and needed a stoma. Here he shares why losing them was actually a good thing and how lucky he is to have such wonderful friends now.

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Categories: Living With A Stoma, Relationships

by Stephie Simpson

My Original Ostomy Friend

by Stephie Simpson

Stephie has made some great friendships online due to her stoma, but there is one friendship she will never forget - the one she made in hospital just before having her ileostomy surgery.

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Categories: Living With A Stoma, Relationships

by Sam Melling

Ostomates Online

by Sam Melling

Sam has a lot of good people in her life, the ones she can appreciate in person and the ones online who may not even know how much they’ve helped her. In this blog she shares her favourite quote about friendship and explains how grateful she is for the ostomy community online.

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Categories: Living With A Stoma, Relationships

by Billie Anderson

How My Stoma Helped Me To Make More Friends

by Billie Anderson

Billie has experienced the feelings of isolation that come with IBD and having a stoma. After surgery, she took to social media where a whole community of people welcomed her and she no longer felt alone. Billie now uses her voice to help others.

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Categories: Living With A Stoma, Chronic Illness, Relationships

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