by Jay Hyrons

Real Friends Are For Life Not Just For The Good Times

by Jay Hyrons

With World Friendship Day on her mind, Jay shares some of her experiences with those who couldn’t support her through her illness and stoma surgery.

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Categories: Living With A Stoma, Chronic Illness, Relationships

by Jen McGregor

Friendships Through Chronic Illness

by Jen McGregor

Jen’s friendships have seen her through some tough times. In this blog she shares her best advice for maintaining friendships through periods of ill health and how to build bonds that last a lifetime.

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Categories: Living With A Stoma, Relationships

by Rachael Kin

Cinderella With A Stoma – Time For The Ball

by Rachael Kin

Rachael actively raises awareness of IBD and stomas. In this month’s blog she tells us how a trip to Wales just before her stoma surgery, resulted in her applying for a beauty pageant and ultimately winning the regional title of Miss Divine Buckinghamshire 2018.

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Categories: Raising Awareness, Mental Health, Relationships

by Jen McGregor

Looking Back At My Stoma Journey: Part Two

by Jen McGregor

In part two of Jen’s Looking Back series she discusses the different medications she tried in order to avoid having a stoma and why she wishes she had just had the surgery sooner.

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Categories: Chronic Illness, Surgery, Relationships

by Michelle Williams

Married Life As An Ostomate

by Michelle Williams

Michelle and Matty have been married for 13 years. Here, Michelle shares how lucky she feels to have her husband by her side and how they dealt with the tough times after she had her ileostomy surgery.

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Categories: Living With A Stoma, Relationships

by Nick Axtell

Let’s Talk About Sex: Romance With A Stoma

by Nick Axtell

It’s normal to struggle with romance after stoma surgery. Here Nick shares what happened to his self-esteem after becoming an ostomate and how he overcame the resulting sexual problems

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Categories: Living With A Stoma, Surgery, Mental Health, Relationships

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