Pouches, a newfound positivity and the Pride of Britain award

Sahara Fleetwood-Beresford describes her journey with ulcerative colitis, a J-pouch and three stomas

My journey with Crohn’s disease, as a nurse and a patient

Beth Fenwick recalls how 20 years of living with inflammatory bowel disease led to stoma surgery and a career in specialist nursing

Back on the court: hosting international basketball with a stoma

Eric Douglin tells how he bounced back from emergency bowel resection to host the World Club Basketball Tournament

Gutsy Mum on holiday

Gutsy Mum Rachel Allen describes how she managed both her and her son’s stomas on a seaside holiday, with useful tips and tricks for fellow ostomates

Race to parliament for people with a stoma

Shabnam Ali reports on the ‘Stomas in Parliament’ relay race to raise awareness of ostomy issues among UK MPs

Unspoken rosebud my ileostomy journey

Helinka Carr describes how stoma surgery encouraged her to put her sewing skills into launching an ostomy-friendly fashion brand.

Caring for babies and children with a stoma

Erica Thomas speaks with StomaTips about her work as a paediatric surgical advanced nurse practitioner and supporting children through stoma surgery

In search of lost time

Luciana describes life after COVID-19, travelling to visit her family in Brazil and the importance of making memories with our loved ones.

Sound asleep sleeping well with a stoma

Gemma Harris addresses concerns about sleeping and provides tips for getting a good night’s rest when living with a stoma.

Giving birth with a stoma

Alannah Simpson recalls the last stage of her pregnancy and experience of giving birth, with advice for other new mothers.

Stoma surgery what to expect

Clare Mee offers her insight into what to expect when going into hospital for stoma-forming surgery.

How stoma surgery freed me from my terrible teens with Crohn’s disease

Surakhsha Soond recalls her struggles to live with Crohn’s disease as a young teenager and her eventual decision to undergo radical stoma-forming...

How I reconquered life as a police officer, mother and sometime dancer

Juliana Simões recalls how stoma surgery helped her overcome Crohn’s disease and return to an active, happy life with her profession, friends and...

Stoma reversal and bowel function

Jennie Burch explains how to manage changes in bowel function following reversal of a temporary stoma

Sport with a stoma (part 1): safe, strong and active

Conor Hamilton highlights how to overcome barriers to taking up sport after stoma surgery and where to find advice