Accessing mental health support following ostomy surgery

Lauraine Clarke

Lauraine Clarke

I am however fortunate to have some support from family and friends who carried me through the black days, it must be truly awful for those who don’t have that support because my experience of accessing any form of help for this type of condition, virtually non existent.

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.

Click here to read more from our blogger Lauraine on her experience of dealing with her mental health.

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