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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
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
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, 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
Monday, 17 February 2020 / Published in Patient Stories
My 91-year-old mum had her operation 50 years ago reversed 48 years ago. It was frightening times with little or no information or support. If mum was concerned, I ran to the phone box down the road and phoned the GP surgery and spoke to the GP and relayed it back to mum. Mum is
Wednesday, 12 February 2020 / Published in Patient Stories
‘My inflammatory bowel disease – colitis journey has been a fast one to say the least. I was officially diagnosed with ulcerative colitis (ulceration/inflammation of the colon) in my case proctitis which is intensified ulceration and inflammation in the rectum. This was December 2018 after a hospital stay which got me diagnosed and on a
Tuesday, 17 September 2019 / Published in Patient Stories
I wanted to let people know how I became involved with Stoma Hero’s so here is my journey so far. I had over several months been finding blood on the tissue after doing a poo, I just put it down to piles, having had kids and having a skin disorder, lichen sclerosis, it didn’t really
Wednesday, 21 August 2019 / Published in Patient Stories
Life has changed drastically for me. Some of you will know what I have been through and some of you won’t so I thought I would share this as there is a moral to what you are about to read. My story starts on Friday 21st September 2019. A typical Friday afternoon, minding my own
Wednesday, 21 August 2019 / Published in Patient Stories
I think my friends & family always thought my lifestyle would eventually kill me but in the end a simple birth defect got me. About two & a half years ago, I came home from work, like any other day. I cooked my wife & I some tea & settled down for the evening to