I am celebrating living for eight years with a stoma. Before this there were those dark days living with Ulcerative Colitis, not knowing what tomorrow would bring, to a life with a bag that I totally embrace. I raise awareness every day about living with a stoma – a life I know full well that not everyone can accept as I do; but my love is for my life that I now get to live with my loved ones. Keith […]
Deciding whether to tell people about your stoma is a personal decision. Keith has found it helpful to share his experience with others, and in doing so has been able to help other ostomates. He shares his thoughts on ways to help others and stay positive in this blog.
Working with a chronic illness is difficult and unfortunately isn’t possible for many people. After getting a stoma, Keith was looking forward to getting back to work but opted for a change in career. Here’s his story of getting back into work along with tips to make it a less stressful experience.