Thursday, 09 September 2021 / Published in Blog, Patient Stories Eric Douglin, my story. “We have to operate immediately or you could die within 24 hours” No, this wasn’t a line out of TV shows like Casualty, Grey’s Anatomy, ER, or for the older generation St Elsewhere. This line was said to me by a very worried looking surgeon at the Prince Royal University Hospital, Orpington
Thursday, 19 August 2021 / Published in Blog, News
Sue Lennon talks to Eve, who gives a fantastic insight into her journey about healing from cancer, recovering from stoma surgery, her treatment and journey to remission. #MyOstomy ‎#MyOstomy on Apple Podcasts   Hollister Incorporated US | Ostomy, Continence, Wound & Critical Care | Hollister UK  
Saturday, 15 May 2021 / Published in Blog, News
Sex and a stoma It is a very taboo subject in the ostomy world, recently I had the chance to speak to a lovely lady called Sue Lennon, our paths crossed on discussing a different subject via a feed on twitter. You always see people talking about this subject but never a means for an
Tuesday, 02 March 2021 / Published in Blog, News
*LAUNCH POST FOR STOMA HEROES 50:50 RAFFLE*   We at stoma heroes have started our new 50:50 raffle, its a new exciting fundraising idea so that we can focus on reaching our goals and help in the research and understanding of #diverticulitis.   The Stoma Heroes 50:50 raffle is fully licensed and registered with section
Sunday, 21 February 2021 / Published in Blog, News
My type 2 diabetes journey, Going back to January 2018, I was still coming to terms with my ileostomy, and the different feelings and emotions that would come along on my journey. I was not feeling too good, I felt lethargic and drained, and a felt weak. learning from past issues I thought I best
Sunday, 07 February 2021 / Published in Blog, Patient Stories
  My story started 29th September 2018 started to feel Ill thought I had a water infection. Saw a doctor on the 1st October given antibiotics. I felt so Ill & in loads of pain didn’t go to work the next day. On weds 3rd October I saw my doctor he said water sample came
Friday, 22 January 2021 / Published in Blog, News
Emma has kindly wrote a little bit about helping with reducing tension and simple activities that she feels could help you with getting through the days ahead. No matter how much your family loves one another, self-isolating at home is bound to cause some tension. Everyone is most likely extremely stressed out due to work,
Monday, 18 January 2021 / Published in Blog, diet & nutrition, News
Dehydration is an ostomates nemesis, Drinking water isn’t always the best way to rehydrate yourself, it can remove any goodness from your inside and can have a negative effect on what you are trying to achieve, you effectively flush your body through. You can buy rehydration sachets from all supermarkets, there is so many hydrational
Thursday, 14 January 2021 / Published in Blog, News, 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
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