Tag Archives: surgery

Mini MH series: Post 3 – Dating: Mental health & stoma talk

two people interlocking fingers

Taking your “dating status” out of the equation, having a stoma as a fact on its own and/or mental health problems can definitely be enough for one person to take on. However, it is also something that many potential partners would more than happily support you with. I’d say with either of those matters taken […]

Does having a stoma make life better or worse?

Amy and Ben looking out to sea

Having stoma surgery is definitely a big deal, whether for a temporary stoma or a permanent one. There is a lot of information out there that we all get bombarded with pre-surgery especially, leaving a lot of us feeling very overwhelmed and wondering where to start first when it comes to learning all about the […]

Surgeries Can Be a Shock In More Ways Than One

surgeries can be a shock in more ways than one

How you end up with your ostomy can make a huge difference to how you accept your stoma and adjust to life with it. I have asked three different people who had their ostomies via emergency, planned or bit of both. Now bit of both sounds confusing but really it is someone who had surgery […]

Let’s Be OstoMATES – Sophie

Welcome to our first instalment in the Let’s Be OstoMATES series. This is where people from all walks of life who have had ostomy surgeries of all kinds (hopefully) can tell us their story, how it has affected them and how they have overcome any challenges. I think in some cases stomas can make people […]