Irrigating your colostomy

‘There can be no doubt that the efficient management of a colostomy is a matter of profound importance to those who need to spend the rest of their...

Stoma fit: exercises to strengthen your core muscles

Simple exercises to help you get back on your feet after surgery and avoid the risk of a parastomal hernia

Rocking 2 stomas: double trouble

Rachel Jury answers questions about life with both a urostomy and an ileostomy

Running free: sport with a stoma

Rachel Carey recounts how she took up trail running after stoma surgery and offers her advice for running off road with a ileostomy

Hitting reset

Luciana Podschun recounts how her colostomy has freed her from fearful risk, brought her closer to her family and hasn’t stopped them from travelling...

Tough stuff: fitness and fatherhood with a stoma

Alan Northey reveals how a barrage of bowel diseases couldn’t keep a new dad down

Happy days here again: why I chose to go permanent

After her temporary ileostomy was reconnected, Sue Taylor describes why she has no regrets about going back to having a stoma

Editorial: getting out there

John Walsh introduces the second issue of Stoma Tips

Stoma appliances: choosing the right one for you

Different stomas require different kinds of pouches, and this is your handy guide to getting the right fit for you

My tummy feels big, my stoma is smaller

What you need to know if you feel bloated or if your stoma changes shape after surgery

Stoma accessories: choosing the right ones for you

With a bewildering array of accessories available, this guide will help you pick out which will help you keep your stoma happy and healthy

Getting to know your stoma

Your rundown of the main types of stoma, including the difference between a colostomy, an ileostomy and a urostomy, as well as what it means to have a...

Stoma tower: a smart way to store supplies

Storing stoma supplies: Natalie Toper explains the ins and outs of her simple system for keeping them in order

Buon appetito: eating more of what you want

Eric Polsinelli lets us know his three steps for introducing healthy, high-fibre foods into your diet without causing problems for your stoma

Stag with a stoma

An ostomy need not get in the way of a wild weekend away, as Richard Harris shows from his considerable stag-do experience