Gain unique insights and inspiration from the stories of people who have had stoma surgery, and learn how you can have a happy and productive life with a stoma.
Any period of illness, surgery, and recovery is stressful for the body and mind, but life with a stoma has its unique challenges. If you’ve recently had stoma surgery, comfort can come from learning about other people’s experiences after their procedures, and as they start their new lives.
Our Life With a Stoma booklet and video series features a diverse group of people of all ages who have had stoma surgery. Take heart from their unique and inspirational views on life with a stoma.
View Video Jamie, 14 years - colostomy
View Video Sif, 33 years - temporary ileostomy
View Video Marianne, 56 years - urostomy
View Video Niels, 70 years - colostomy
View Book Life with a Stoma book
View PDF Vicki, 27 years - ileostomy
If you’re a teenager about to have stoma surgery, or who has just had the procedure, you may like to read about how other children your age coped with surgery – which may help you feel more confident.Read More
Whether you have had colostomy or ileostomy surgery, or will have one of these procedures soon, it’s a good idea to have a basic understanding of digestion.Read More
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The information provided herein is not medical advice and is not intended to substitute for the advice of your personal physician or other healthcare provider. This information should not be used to seek help in a medical emergency. If you experience a medical emergency, seek medical treatment in person immediately.