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 […]
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 […]
We often worry about what to take for ourselves in a hospital bag for surgery but what should or could we do for those we love that maybe going in for surgery or frequent hospital stays? Last month two of my fellow co hosts of The IBD and Ostomy Support Show have gone in for surgery and […]
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 […]
This week we have a lovely lady called Ginger who is going to tell us about her journey through diagnosis, surgery and also being able to have a healthy pregnancy with a stoma.
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 […]