Thursday, 14 January 2021 / Published in Patient Stories
Hi Everyone, I hope that you may be able to relate with my experiences and get an understanding of living with a pouch. My names Martin Medland. I’m sixty years young! I’ve had a pouch for twenty seven years. I was diagnosed with Colitis at the age of eighteen. I was working abroad at the
Friday, 09 October 2020 / Published in Blog, News
Its been a while, but some of the stoma heroes local support group members met up for the first time since February. After consulting the Crispin community centre in street and following their guidelines we held a meeting, it was great for the ostomates to be able to get together and talk about their lock
Friday, 25 September 2020 / Published in Blog, News
Please click on the below link if you purchase items from Amazon. The link will take you to Amazon Smile where, if you make purchases, you will have an option to nominate a charity of your choice, ie; StomaHeroes, and Amazon will donate a small percentage of your purchase value to your chosen charity. This
Friday, 31 July 2020 / Published in Blog, News
As part of our drive to show others that having a stoma isn’t the end of the world, I recently visited the Glastonbury Tor, I was taking part in a filming about the place I grew up. It is a great place visit and the views on a really clear day makes it worth while,
Monday, 22 June 2020 / Published in Blog, News
Hannah has written a fantastic document about some tips that she has discovered whilst living her life as an ostomate and dealing with the subject of sex and having an ostomy. Its a subject that doesn’t get spoken about to much, Hannah has wanted to write this for a while and has given an insight
Monday, 15 June 2020 / Published in Blog, News
Prior to going into hospital you might be feeling a little apprehensive and nervous, you have so many things going on in your mind that getting stuff ready for your stay becomes blurred as to what you might need. We have drawn up a checklist to help you out with this to try and take
Saturday, 13 June 2020 / Published in Blog, News
Recently a story of the young man in Barnsley who opted to end his life has been reported on in a the media, sadly he didnt want to live a life with a stoma. This has caused quite a debate throughout the ostomy world from many places and not just here in the UK. At
Friday, 12 June 2020 / Published in Blog, Patient Stories
TThe fear of the unknown and anxieties, When I found out my sister was going to have stoma surgery, not knowing anyone who had ever had this, I had no idea what she meant. I have heard to people needing to have a colostomy bag but have never heard of a stoma. a sister perspecitive
Friday, 12 June 2020 / Published in Blog, Patient Stories
A day I won’t forget in a hurry! Vicky’s story about her stoma life journey so far and the 10 pm email. 10 pm email
Thursday, 11 June 2020 / Published in Blog
Due to the recent story about a fella #msp who made the sad decision not to want to live with a stoma, this has had a massive impact within the ostomy community, there are and have been plenty of discussions throughout the ostomy world and social media platforms about this subject, with this in mind