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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Ways to look after your mental health following ostomy surgery

NEW WAY FORWARD

Ways to look after your mental health following ostomy surgery

We share some tips on how to ensure that you keep as mentally well as possible following ostomy surgery. Whenever somebody asks, “How you feel?” your automatic reaction is “I’m fine.” But really, you need to talk to people and tell people if you’re not fine. Having major surgery is a difficult thing and it does take time to recover. We would really encourage you to take to others, be honest.

The power of acceptance in recovery from ostomy surgery

ANDY

The power of acceptance in recovery from ostomy surgery

The biggest piece of advice I can offer a new ostomate is to speak to others who have gone through the same thing you are facing! My ileostomy was created just over ten years ago on the 18th March 2008, so in this blog I thought I would share with you the acceptance, problems and recovery during that time, and so as such, it is designed for the newer ostomate.

Latest Articles

Your life in their hands

Clare Mee

Your life in their hands

Having a surgical team you trust is really important, it makes going to sleep under anaesthetic just that little bit more reassuring.


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