A bigger Life

A stoma shouldn't define you, it's
just a small part of a bigger life.

JOURNEY STAGE

IT'S A START

IT'S A START

Bringing comfort and clarity to the what, why and how of an impending Ostomy surgery.

NEW WAY FORWARD

NEW WAY FORWARD

The first 90 days. Helping hand, with you through recovery, adjustment and easing back into being and feeling yourself.

TO A BIGGER LIFE

TO A BIGGER LIFE

Settling in. Support, ideas, encouragement and experiences all on offer. Lifetime members welcome!

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Find your local ostomy support group

New Way Forward

Find your local ostomy support group

We have gathered a list support groups around the globe who hold meetings and events where you can go and meet other people who are in a similar situation as yourself. If we have missed your local group please let us know so we can add it to the list.

Busting the myths

A Bigger Life

Busting the myths

Despite improved public awareness of ostomies, there still are many myths around having an ostomy. To help, here are 7 common myths about having a stoma.

Intimacy for gay men with an ostomy

New Way Forward

Intimacy for gay men with an ostomy

Having a stoma can affect anyone at anytime, anywhere in the world. The same concerns and anxieties are present in gay or lesbian relationships but the challenges for people who belong to the LBGTQ community may be slightly different to those who are straight.

My emotions have an impact on my stoma

Aneica Duffy

My emotions have an impact on my stoma

Living life with a stoma is a little different to the “normal life”, but what is normal? Is it just following the crowd and afraid of breaking the mould!! I have broken the mould and wore the t-shirt. Having a stoma is a small part of a bigger life, we are human with emotions and feelings like everyone else.

Why you should be honest about your health issues

Saleem Juma

Why you should be honest about your health

So many of us hide our health issues, I know I did for years. All through High School all of my teachers and peers just thought I was a slacker, skipping school for fun. A thug who got in fights and got suspended all the time. Nobody ever bothered to figure out why I did those things, why I was so angry all the time.

Latest Articles

Intimacy for gay men with an ostomy

Intimacy for gay men with an ostomy

Having a stoma can affect anyone at anytime, anywhere in the world. The same concerns and anxieties are present in gay or lesbian relationships but the challenges for people who belong to the LBGTQ community may be slightly different to those who are straight.


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Going to the gym with an ostomy

Caitlin

Going to the gym with an ostomy

I was hesitant about going to the gym at first with my ostomy. I was nervous about sweating too much and decreasing the wear time of my wafer/pouch. I’ve been a few times and I’m already brave enough to rock my sports bra and high waisted pants with my ostomy showing!


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How ostomy products have evolved over the years

How ostomy products have evolved over the years

The science behind the manufacturing of stoma appliances has really developed over the last 10-15 years. History has shown that stoma's had actually been created many years ago, the first recorded stoma formed was back from the battlefields, before the First World War.


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