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. A Helping hand with you through recovery, adjustment, getting familiar with your stoma care routine and easing back into being and feeling yourself.

TO A BIGGER LIFE

TO A BIGGER LIFE

Settling in. Support, ideas, encouragement and experiences to help you live a bigger life. Advice on returning to work, travel and getting back to your hobbies and interests.

FEATURED ARTICLES

Nursing school with an ostomy: the beginning

Alisa

Nursing school with an ostomy

Alisa has just started Nursing School in Finland, a year after getting “Stevie.” She says “I have been through multiple surgeries and done some serious mental gymnastics to get where I am today, and I am beyond excited to hopefully help someone else in the future.”

Quitters never win

Aneica

Quitters never win

This blog is for all new, future and those like me who have a stoma for quite some time, that you can still achieve anything that you want to with a stoma. It makes it an extra bit special that you’ve hit a huge milestone with your friend by your side. Don’t be afraid to ask for help, nothing to be embarrassed about. You would be on the other side of the phone for someone in your position.

Winning with a stoma

Keith

Winning with a stoma

Six years ago, when I was fully recovered from my surgery and into a regular routine, I responded to a newspaper advertisement and applied to First Cymru buses (national bus company for Wales) to become a full-time service bus driver. I was successful (obviously!) but when I was leaving to take up my new post, my employer said to me, "Go and be the best bus driver you can be."

Latest Articles

Staying in and going online

Alisa

Staying in and going online

Staying in is the new normal for Alisa with the Covid-19 pandemic. Here’s how she is still managing to continue nursing studies and look after her mental health from her home.


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Office working with a stoma

Andy

Office working with a stoma

Many ostomates can return to work following their surgery. Andy has an office based job and shares his experience of what it’s like working with a stoma.


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Erectile dysfunction

Erectile dysfunction

Erectile dysfunction following your stoma surgery is a relatively common problem, you are not alone! Find out what the causes are and steps you can take to overcome the issue.


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Work uniform

Work uniform

If you wear a uniform to work, you might need to make a few adjustments for when you go back to work after stoma surgery.


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