Dealing with Bag Leaks in Public
How do you deal with bag leaks in public? Louise shares her recent experience dealing with a major bag leak on the side of the road.Read more >
Can Weight Loss & Weight Gain Affect Our Stoma Site?
Over the last 3 years I have seen dramatic changes in my stoma site due to weight gain and weight loss. Writing this post will hopefully help others and give a bit more insight as to how this could potentially cause changes to your stoma site and help if you are having issues.Read more >
Sex After Barbie Butt Surgery
Intimacy after Barbie Butt surgery may be a concern for many people. Louise discusses her experience with sex after Barbie Butt surgery and if it caused any differences in her relationship.Read more >
Preparing for Sports and Staying Active with a Stoma
Do you ever worry about being active as an ostomate? Dan talks about his experience on how he stays active with a stoma and how he prepares for training.Read more >
Switching Delivery Company
In the last 2 and a half years living with a stoma I have switched delivery company three times. For the best part I want a delivery company that can provide me with a service and deliver what is required without impacting daily life, which is why Respond was a natural choice for me.Read more >
Amy’s Story: Crohn’s Diagnosis
When you first have a stoma, your life is turned upside down from suddenly having to adapt to a new life, full of things you wouldn’t have to have considered pre-stoma or been as aware of. I am going to tell you a little bit about one challenge I have faced and still face in particular since having a stoma and how I work to face & deal with it in my daily life.Read more >
Can You Get a Spray Tan After Stoma Formation?
Is a spray tan possible after stoma formation? Why yes, it is. Now for all of you that are worried about this and panicking as to what people may think I can honestly say you need to put this out of your mind.Read more >
Do We Really Know What We Want from a Stoma Bag?
What do others look for within their stoma appliance? Does the bag need to be fashionable? Does the bag need to be coveted? More and more future and fellow ostomates are doing their research prior to the operation and requesting to have a certain type of bag that they feel suits their lifestyle.Read more >
Dressing For The Summer Months to Accommodate Your Bag
I have spent the last two years catering for Bertha my stoma and trying to stay cool. Don’t get me wrong, I love Bertha, but she seriously impacts my fashion choices. However, I’ve found ways to accommodate my bag and manage the heat in the summer months.Read more >
To Wear Or Not to Wear A Bikini
The summer holiday season and hot weather is fast approaching and finding the right bikini or swimming costume is a task that I don’t undertake lightly. I have to consider my stoma bag, size of stoma and placement which makes ordering online a pain so I have to go out and try on the items prior to purchaseRead more >
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