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

What’s normal and when to seek help with your stoma

NEW WAY FORWARD

What’s normal and when to seek help with your stoma

It is important to know when you are experiencing physical changes with your stoma if they are normal for this stage of your journey, or if you need to seek help. It’s also important that you feel well with your new stoma and you are coping emotionally. This handy guide should help keep you right. Know that you are never alone.

Keeping hydrated with an ostomy

ANDY

Keeping hydrated with an ostomy

Without a large intestine, your body is severely hampered in its job to absorb salt or liquid from body waste. Your smaller intestine will over time take on some part of this, but it will never be as it was. This means that an Ostomist will need to stay hydrated and be aware of the need to drink more. Being hydrated helps digestion and flush waste from our systems.

Latest Articles

De-stressing with a stoma

Clare Mee

De-stressing with a stoma

It is always nice to feel clean around the stoma, so bag change day feels good. Give yourself “me” time to relax and give your peristomal skin time to feel the air, there is nothing better for it.


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Understanding stoma problems

Understanding stoma problems

Within the world of stoma care there will be lots of words you will come across. So, we would like to give you a definition and understanding of what these words mean.


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Intimacy with a fellow ostomist

Andy

Intimacy with a fellow ostomist

Having a stoma should not detract anyone from having a loving, caring and an intimate level of trust that may have existed prior to the creation of a stoma.


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