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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Difference between my planned and emergency ostomy surgeries

Aneica

Difference between my planned and emergency ostomy surgeries

After 3 years of living with Ulcerative Colitis my body decided to reject every medication available to me at the time, in 2014 I was told I needed surgery one day and a few days later... I was giving my consent for the operation and wearing the trendy blue gown to be wheeled down to theatre.

How can ostomy surgery affect mental health?

ITS A START

How can ostomy surgery affect mental health?

When you get a new stoma formed there are various factors that impact on how you recover from a physical, mental and emotional level. Everyone is different and surgery can affect everyone in different ways. If you have a history of mental illness before you have stoma forming surgery, you are at greater risk of developing some further complications in relation to your mental health.

My experience with dehydration

CLARE

My experience with dehydration

My husband regularly said that I wasn’t drinking enough even before my admission to hospital for fluids, but I was sure I was ok. I had my stoma for two years so far with no hydration issues but totally didn’t realise the impact of the very hot weather we have been having that has lasted a long while for the British climate. I was probably plodding along on the brink of dehydration for a long while.

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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