14 November, 2016
Self care means knowing how to keep fit and healthy, how to deal with medicines appropriately, manage self-treatable conditions and when to seek appropriate clinical help. If you have a long-term condition, self care is about understanding that condition and how to live with it.
Our website and helpline have lots of advice on living with a stoma and looking after yourself.
Keeping fit and healthy is also an important part of self care. Our Active Ostomates booklet can advice on getting back into sports and fitness after surgery.
We’re here to help and you can call our Helpline 24/7 365 days a year: 0800 328 4257