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How to Prepare for Stoma Surgery

How to Prepare for Stoma Surgery

How to Prepare for Stoma Surgery My operation was in 2011 so it feels a long time away now but I can still remember quite a bit about it. I was 19 at the time & even though it hadn’t been mentioned until a few months before it became a reality, I wanted it...
My recovery update

My recovery update

My recovery update On April 30th, I went to see my lovely Surgeon Dr D. Recently, my emotions have been all over the place. Recovery from Barbie Butt surgery hasn’t been easy and I have been tormenting myself over the last six months by wondering if putting myself...
An open letter to my surgeon

An open letter to my surgeon

An open letter to my surgeon I see my surgeon tomorrow and for the first time in 10 years I’m actually going to be discharged from a medical consultant. *Happy dance.* I was laying awake with my brain going into overdrive last night, so I was up until the wee...
Periods after stoma surgery

Periods after stoma surgery

Periods after stoma surgery Apologies gentlemen, but this one purely for the ladies. For some of us, the ‘time of the month’ requires battening down the hatches, copious amounts of chocolate, pain killers and your best friend, the hot water bottle. The...
Louise’s story

Louise’s story

My post-op recovery following my panproctocolectomy (Barbie-butt surgery) For those of you following my journey, you may recall seeing my previous blog posts about pre-operative assessments and preparing for surgery. As of the 19th October, I am now minus a rectum and...
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