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 Stephie Simpson

My Crohn’s And Colitis Story

by Stephie Simpson

With Crohn’s and Colitis Awareness Week taking place in December, Stephie has been thinking back on her journey to diagnosis and stoma surgery. Here she shares a little about her early experiences of Ulcerative Colitis.

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Categories: Chronic Illness, Surgery

by Aleesha Verma

Waking Up To An Emergency Ileostomy

by Aleesha Verma

Aleesha was just 18 when she had emergency surgery to form her ileostomy. Although she will be forever grateful for how it saved her life, here she shares a little about the shock of visiting her consultant for Ulcerative Colitis then waking up from surgery with a stoma.

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Categories: Living With A Stoma, Surgery, Mental Health

by Jay Hyrons

Celebrating The Anniversary Of Your Stoma

by Jay Hyrons

Jay has been thinking about birthday celebrations and how some ostomates celebrate the anniversary of their stoma surgery. Here she shares why that’s not for her.

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Categories: Living With A Stoma, Surgery, Mental Health

by Anita Brown

Life With A Urostomy - Two Years On

by Anita Brown

Anita has had a busy and emotional journey since her urostomy surgery in 2017. Here she tells us about a few of the many things she’s accomplished in the last two years and how removing her bladder was the best decision she ever made.

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Categories: Living With A Stoma, Raising Awareness, Surgery, Urostomy, Relationships

by Stephie Simpson

Phantom Rectum Pain And Periods

by Stephie Simpson

Stephie discusses her experience with phantom rectum pain and the things she does to help relive the discomfort.

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Categories: Living With A Stoma, Surgery, Stoma Problems