by Nathan Wheeler

Cutbacks And Mishaps: The Effect Of NHS Formularies On Ostomates

by Nathan Wheeler

The stoma department at Nathan’s local hospital has been affected by new rules from the NHS regarding prescriptions. Here he details what happened when his prescription for stoma supplies was declined.

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

by Jay Hyrons

Living With Irritable Bowel Syndrome And A Colostomy

by Jay Hyrons

Jay has been through the agony of a perforated bowel and now lives with a colostomy, yet there’s something else that also causes her pain: irritable bowel syndrome (IBS). In this blog, Jay discusses the anxiety of IBS and why she’s always concerned about a stoma bag leak.

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Categories: Stoma Problems

by Jen McGregor

Looking Back At My Stoma Journey: Part Three

by Jen McGregor

In part three of Jen’s Looking Back series she discusses the many complications she’s faced since having her stoma surgery, and the effect of losing her brother to cancer.

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Categories: Chronic Illness, Disability, Surgery, Parenting, Stoma Problems

by Stephie Simpson

How I Deal With Ileostomy Blockages

by Stephie Simpson

Stephie has dealt with several stoma blockages since becoming an ileostomate. Here she explains her tips for dealing with a blockage at home

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Categories: Diet, Stoma Problems, Stoma Tips

by Stephie Simpson

Why I Opted For A Permanent Ileostomy

by Stephie Simpson

Stephie is often asked why she opted to have a permanent rather than temporary ileostomy. Here she explains the reasoning behind her decision…

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Categories: Surgery, Stoma Problems

by Lynne Richardson

Dealing With The Hot Weather When You Have A Stoma

by Lynne Richardson

Warm weather can cause several issues for ostomates. Lynne discusses how the heat affects her stoma, and how she’s hoping for a cooler day for her son’s wedding celebrations

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Categories: Living With A Stoma, Stoma Problems