Tag : stoma

Keith Thomas Accesible Toilet

Using an accessible toilet

There has been more awareness in recent years of hidden disabilities, but many ostomates still face hostility when using an accessible toilet. Here’s how Keith handles that situation.

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My first year as an ostomate

Alisa looks back on her first year with a stoma; embracing the positives and the lessons she has learned. Read My first year as an ostomate.

Living with a fistula: friend or foe?

Lauraine has had a very well-behaved stoma for most of her adult life.  Unfortunately, that is not the case for the fistula that she has.  A fistula is a rare complication of surgery that sometimes affects ostomates.  In this blog, Lauraine shares what it is like living with a fistula.

Am I classed as disabled?

From reading blogs and articles from ostomates, some view their ostomy as a disability and others don’t. In this blog Clare asks the question- is having a stoma a disability?


In Good Company

Andy set himself the challenge of finding celebrity ostomates in the UK to see how common it was for them to speak out about their stoma.  He didn’t find many outside USA.  In this blog he has set us all the challenge- how many celebrity ostomates can you add to the list from anywhere in the world? Check out who we have found so far and add to the list.

Alisa Latest Articles

Nursing school with an ostomy: the beginning

Alisa has just started Nursing School in Finland, a year after getting “Stevie.” She says “I have been through multiple surgeries and done some serious mental gymnastics to get where I am today, and I am beyond excited to hopefully help someone else in the future.” Read her first blog with us to find out why she needed a stoma and what it has allowed her to do.

Quitters never win

Aneica leads a very full life as a student nurse and she isn’t afraid to ask for help when she needs it.  What’s her secret to coping with being busy?  You’ll have to read on to find out…

Changing ostomy pouch

Dealing with a noisy stoma

Stomas make noises; it’s a fact of life. So what do you do when it happens? Anecia shares her experience of dealing with a noisy stoma when she is working as a student nurse.

Keith with his award

Winning with a stoma

Getting a stoma gave Keith his life back and he has embraced it to the full since then.  Six years ago he decided on a career change and became a bus driver. Read about his exciting journey to becoming “bus driver of the year” in this blog.

A Bigger Life blogger

Living with a stoma: Is it a good life or just a different life?

Clare Mee shares her feelings about living life with a stoma compared to being very ill with IBD. Click here to read more. You can also follow Clare on her blog. Meet Clare