Talking to other ostomates who understand your struggles and challenges can be a great step towards living your bigger life with a stoma. Especially for new ostomates, the positive impact of online communities cannot be overstated. Click here to watch Clare’s video on how the ostomy community has helped her stoma journey.
After surgery you might need some help with personal care, but what is it like when a family member or partner takes on that role? Clare shares her experience of the times when her husband has taken on the role of carer.
We all know the saying, when you gotta go, you gotta go! When that happens out in public you really hope it will be a sparkly clean toilet with all the facilities, but sometimes that is not the case. Clare takes a humorous look at some of the toilets she has encountered– the good, the bad and the ugly. How many of them have you experienced?
It can be hard to ask for help after surgery, and for family and friends it is hard to know how to help a loved one during their recovery. Clare Mee shares some tips for both ostomates and their loved ones from her own experience.
Having revision surgery can be daunting. The whole idea of it can induce some form of anxiety and this is ok because everyone is different and its perfectly normal to feel this way about any form of surgery. Find out how our blogger Clare weighs up the pros and cons of her own revision surgery in this short blog.