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

Your guide to ostomy products

A bigger life

Your guide to ostomy products

Whenever you’re looking after your stoma, all you need is a good pouch that sticks on well. However, there are instances whenever people do need to use some accessories.

Advice for teens

New Way Forward

Advice for teens

Whenever you think about people living with a stoma, there might be the impression that it's only a problem, disease or something to do with old age that causes people to have a stoma. Having a stoma can actually happen at any age right from new born babies through the whole of your life span to the elderly. You could perceive teenagers as having a harder time

Experience of working with a stoma

Aneica

Experience of working with a stoma

In Feb 2018 I started as an Auxiliary Nurse in my local hospital, this was a big deal for me as I had applied for nursing courses at Queens University Belfast. I was doing three to four 12 hour shifts a week, I found myself comfortable coming to work and my ileostomy was no different than any other day once I got settled in.

Latest Articles

What does having a stoma mean to me?

Clare Mee

What does having a stoma mean to me?

You just need to look at life through a different angle. Not someone who’s life has been changed for the worse and now less of a person, but as someone who can stand tall and say I have been through an horrendous time and come out the other end stronger and ready to tell my story.


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Swimming with a stoma

Swimming with a stoma

Swimming a is great way of being able to undertake some gentle exercise, especially in the early months following your surgery.


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Your guide to ostomy products

Your guide to ostomy products

There are lots of companies that create stoma pouches and accessories which work along side them. So, it depends on what product you use, what your comfortable with and what is available in your country.


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