The Isabel and Derek Jonas legacy to Colostomy UK

13 June, 2019

Towards the end of 2017 we were left a legacy with the request that the funds be used to support ostomates in the North East….here’s what we did to ensure our donor’s wishes were carried out.

Get active with a stoma

12 June, 2019

Whether you’ve recently had stoma surgery, or you’ve had your stoma for years, leading a healthy and active lifestyle is one of the best things you could do for your physical and mental wellbeing. It’s all about finding the right level of activity to suit you and your life.

My Team Colostomy UK year by Oliver Rowley

11 June, 2019

In the first of a series of blogs Oliver Rowley talks about what he has planned in 2019 with Team Colostomy UK.

“When I first found out I’d be having colostomy surgery one of the first things that came to mind was would I be able to exercise? 18 months before i’d just got in to running and had lost 3 (much needed) stone – I didn’t want all of that hard work to go to waste and to slip back into bad habits and put the weight back on.”

Eating well with a stoma

10 June, 2019

Many people with stomas find getting their recommended 5–a–day difficult, due to the high fibre content of fruit and vegetables.

How does exercise help prevent hernias?

07 June, 2019

People who have had a stoma formed are more vulnerable to getting parastomal hernias. This is when a swelling/a bulge begins to increase over time around the stoma, the size and shape of which will vary in everyone and may cause discomfort and problems with the stoma function.

Volunteer Spotlight: Vanessa

07 June, 2019

June 1-7th is Volunteers’ Week and a chance to celebrate and say thank you for the fantastic contribution our volunteers make each and every day. Today we wanted to shout about the fantastic work of Vanessa.

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