Stress Awareness Month: Top Tips on Dealing With Stressful and Anxious Periods
Stress Awareness Month: Top Tips on Dealing With Stressful and Anxious Periods Although we now know that stress and anxiety aren’t the cause of illness’ such as IBD, we do […]Read more >
Moving & Having to Change GP
Moving is stressful and a right old faff at times, you need to change your address details with all the banks, relevant companies and then remember to change utility companies, etc. Not to mention the packing up of the old home and unpacking at the new one.
The main issue with having a stoma and moving is the fact you need to change GP and you need to do it quickly. If you aren’t registered with a GP then you can’t get stoma suppliesRead 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 >
Dating With A Stoma
Should dating with a stoma be any different? Will the path of finding the one be hindered due to the bags stuck to our tummies? Dating should not be any different. Yes, we may have had a slight anatomy change but that doesn’t change how we look or how we should be perceived by the potential “one true love”.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 >
To Swim Or Not To Swim With An Ostomy?
Thinking about swimming with an ostomy can lead to certain neurosis for some of us. Will the bag slide off whilst in the pool? Will the baseplate withstand the water? From testing out the bag prior to swimming to making the bag more secure, there are a few ways to combat this pre-swimming anxiety.Read more >
Pelican Healthcare CEO Takes Up Key National Role
Paul Eakin, UK CEO of Cardiff based Pelican and Respond Healthcare has been appointed to a key position within the UK’s oldest and largest Health Association, the British Healthcare Trades Association (BHTA); an important move at a time of great change and uncertainty within the NHS and therefore for Association members.Read more >
The Anniversary of Dan’s Surgery: An Update
The Anniversary of Dan’s Surgery: An Update It’s pretty hard to believe that 12 months ago this week I went through the biggest surgery that I’ve ever had. Life with […]Read more >
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