Turning The Unwanted Into The Invaluable: Stoma Aid

Stoma Aid was developed as an initiative to help those in developing countries that don’t have access to, or can’t afford, stoma supplies. Learning more about what ostomates go through in other countries when they can’t access what they need is both shocking and harrowing, whilst making me incredibly grateful to be somewhere that caters…

Another A&E Break

Sorry I’ve not been around this past week for posts and emails. I’ve been in hospital after being admitted to A&E again… Fun times! On the plus side, I couldn’t get enough of this guy. Jasper is a support dog for his blind owner, who was in hospital each day to visit his wife. He’d brought…

A 3 Day Weekend Break… To Hospital (Again)!

Apologies for being away for a few days and not being around to answer messages or read other blogs very much. Got taken in to A&E first thing Friday morning, so I’ve spent the last few days in hospital. Glad to be home now but I’m still not quite right, so it’ll be a few…

Oh, Pants!

Newer ostomates in particular may not be aware of what’s out there in terms of undies and support wear. I was never told about hernias or the need for support wear, only that I could order some pretty pants or a swimsuit from one website they recommended if I wanted to. Most ostomates in the…

Why Today Is An Important Day

Yep, it’s the start of a new month (white rabbits!) and the last quarter of the year. Where did all that time go? Saturday 1st October 2016 is Colostomy Awareness Day, headed up by the wonderful Colostomy Association. Living with a stoma (be that a colostomy, ileostomy or other) is still a taboo subject that not…

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