by Stephie Simpson

Sore Skin Around My Ileostomy

by Stephie Simpson

Sore skin around the stoma is a common issue amongst ostomates. Stephie is currently struggling with regular leaks which are the source of her sore skin. In this blog she shares her experience and discusses what helps.

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Categories: Living With A Stoma, Stoma Problems, Stoma Tips

by Anita Brown

A Hernia – What Next?

by Anita Brown

Parastomal hernias are a known issue amongst ostomates, Anita is currently dealing with one at the site of her bladder removal surgery.

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Categories: Stoma Problems

by Michelle Williams

My Experience Of Manuka Honey To Help The Sore Skin Around My Stoma

by Michelle Williams

Michelle had long been a fan of Manuka honey before she discovered it was available in stoma pouches and support products from CliniMed. In this blog post she shares her experience with the antibacterial honey that has been used in medicine throughout history.

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Categories: Living With A Stoma, Stoma Products, Stoma Problems, Stoma Tips

by Anita Brown

Problems With Prescriptions

by Anita Brown

Anita has been directly affected by the NHS formularies which resulted in fewer stoma supplies being prescribed. Here she shares her experience which impacted the skin around her stoma, and caused unnecessary stress.

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Categories: Living With A Stoma, Raising Awareness, Continence Care, Stoma Products, Stoma Problems

by Michelle Williams

Parastomal Hernia Surgery And A House Fire

by Michelle Williams

Michelle had a very difficult time in 2019 which included a new diagnosis, surgery on her stoma, and a tragic house fire. But she also managed to fit some fun times and celebrations in there, read on to see how she managed it all and why she is looking forward to 2020.

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Categories: Surgery, Parenting, Stoma Problems, Stoma Tips

by Jay Hyrons

Attending The Festival Of Remembrance With A Colostomy And IBS

by Jay Hyrons

Jay recently attended the Royal Albert Hall for a televised event where she commemorated her late husband. Read on to see how she dealt with the anxiety of an unpredictable stoma and the worry of its activity in front of a special audience.

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Categories: Living With A Stoma, Stoma Problems, Mental Health