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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Bon Voyage

A Bigger Life

Bon Voyage

Travelling on a plane for anyone can be a stressful experience, however if you are travelling with your new stoma for the first time or have had your stoma for a while, going on a plane can add that extra layer of anxiety.

Sense of security

A Bigger Life

Airport security checks

Following on from many conversations we have had with people who have had difficult experiences, A Bigger Life have contacted and met with the security team at the local airport to discuss ways that we can all help make the travelling experience a more positive one.

Get moving

A Bigger Life

Get moving

If you took part in physical activity before surgery there is absolutely no reason why you can’t get back to that again. You will go on to do all the activities you loved before surgery, and possibly even be capable of doing new activities you weren’t able to do before.

Ostomies in the Air: Travelling on a plane and airport security

Laura Zappulla

Ostomies in the air: Travelling on a plane

6 months after my ostomy surgery, I went on a 10-month holiday travelling around South Africa, Europe and Asia. We flew over 55,000 kilometres on 14 different airlines, and as you can imagine went through a lot of airports, security and on many flights! Not once did I have an issue! It was smooth sailing.

Travelling on a plane and airport security

Caitlin McGinnis

Travelling and airport security

I absolutely love to travel and wish I could do it more often. I have travelled to the Bahamas, throughout the United States, and to Europe with my ostomy. Can you imagine sitting on a plane for more than eight hours with an ostomy? It’s possible! In fact, I am travelling back home next week and have no concerns about flying.

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