My first attempt at yoga…

12 February, 2019

In the midst of another hectic week our lovely volunteer Jacqui asked: “Would you like to come to our chair yoga session?” it sounded just what I needed!

Katie’s story: slowly building confidence

09 February, 2019

Stoma surgery can seriously affect someone’s body image and many people are too afraid to tell their friends and family about their story. At 18 years young, Katie is slowly building up her confidence through instagram and trying to help her fellow ostomates…

Cat’s Story: from hospital to horse riding

06 February, 2019

Cat’s story is one that will read familiar to many readers, after being mis-disgnoised with Irritable Bowel, she ended up in hospital where surgery became the only option…

Wonderful Wessex: Support Group Highlights

06 February, 2019

This year we have been highlighting Stoma Support Groups up and down the country. Support groups get up to much more than just drinking tea and talking as is evident in this 2018 overview sent in by Wessex Support Group.

World Cancer Day

04 February, 2019

World Cancer Day is no doubt a day that will bring up mixed feelings across the globe. It is a day of reflection, where we must remember to temper the recognition of progress made in treating cancer against the realisation that there is still a long way to go…

Nicola Ridler: Colostomy on my terms

04 February, 2019

“I initially thought a stoma would stop me from being active again or being able to wear the clothes I like or really just being me.” Nicola Ridler tells her story of how she dreaded having a Colostomy and thought it would impact her life.

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