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!

FEATURED ARTICLES

Adapting to life with a problematic stoma

Tayla Goding

Adapting to life with a problematic stoma

I have come to realise a new respect for others who have difficult stomas and the troubles that it brings, I am no longer in the mindset that everyone has the same stoma journey and that not all stomas are equal, just like humans, we all are different.

Managing stoma granulomas

ITS A START

Managing stoma granulomas

One of the most common reasons ostomates request a review appointment is that they have noticed some bleeding around their stoma. One of the most common reasons for this is a little thing called a granuloma, this usually occurs at the junction of where the stoma joins onto the skin. This is thought to be due to where the sutures have been and an irritation at the mucocutaneous junction.

De-stressing with a stoma

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De-stressing with a stoma

What I tend to do as soon as I can is get the bag off and jump in the shower ( bag off ), or run a nice bath ( with bag on) then sit up on the bed with a drink and a good program on the TV, and air the stoma and skin for a good hour. This makes me feel much better and helps me to de-stress. I can physically feel my skin improve around the stoma. This can take a small amount of preparation so that I don’t have an accident on the bed.

Latest Articles

Ostomate at university

Aneica

Ostomate at university

We can do anything the same as everyone else at university and if not better, having a stoma shouldn’t put a hold on your dreams.


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Dealing with body image when you have an ostomy

Caitlin

Dealing with body image when you have an ostomy

To everyone who is struggling with his or her body image now, I want you to know that it’s okay. I still struggle. There are days where I think I’m freaking hot and totally feeling myself. Then there are days where it’s the complete opposite.


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