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.
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.
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 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.
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