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#ShareYourStory: Stefanie

Stefanie says that since her surgery, she is finally in control of her life again. After being so worried, Stefanie admits how wrong she was – life is now better than ever.

Scrubs for the NHS

After recognising the lack of PPE, Hannah and Katherine formed the Airedale Sewing Fairies. The group have been working hard to make scrubs to protect those who are working in hospitals, care homes and more. These were funded by kind donations from those who want to contribute to this lovely cause.

Easter Activities to try indoors with kids

During this chaotic and uncertain time, parents have the additional task of keeping the kids busy. We have you covered with games and activities that the whole family can get involved with.


April is Bowel Cancer Awareness month. In support of this Andrea shares her journey of bowel cancer and having an ileostomy, whilst community stoma care nurse, Nicky and Richard from Colostomy UK express the support that they can offer.

Meet Jessica!

Jessica Logan, 27, was diagnosed with Ulcerative Colitis in 2017 and required surgery within the same week. She talks about her journey on accepting her stoma and turning it into something truly inspirational.

A new lease of life

In this episode, the topic of conversation is returning to work with a stoma. Paige, Chrissie and Elizabeth share their experiences of going back to work after such life-changing surgery.

Richard’s Story

Richard Caulkin suffers with Cystic Fibrosis as well as having an Ileostomy, it has been a difficult journey for him. Since his double lung transplant, he has competed in 3 European Heart and Lung Transplant Championships. These games aim to raise awareness and increase the number of potential donors.

Love me, Love my stoma

In this episode, the topic of discussion is dating and relationships with a Stoma. Lisa, Jack and Emily have had different experiences with relationships with a stoma.

One step at a time

In this episode, the topic of discussion is exercising with a Stoma. Ollie, Rebecca & James have all had major surgery and now have a stoma.

It’s a Team Effort

In this episode, Ian and his partner Kate talk with their Stoma Nurse Mireille, who has been supporting Ian for 11 years & discuss why her support has been so important.

BE is for Bigger Sizes…

Not every stoma is the same and it is often a challenge finding the right “cut to fit” bag for your stoma size, shape and individual. The NEW Confidence BE® large wafer which cuts up to 75mm offering a bigger adhesive area to provide the added security.

It’s okay not to be okay

10th October was Mental Health Awareness Day and to coincide with this, we recorded the next edition of our podcast focussing on the mental wellbeing aspect of having a stoma.

Amelia Kicks Her Curves

Local Birmingham girl Amelia Hart is just like many 15 year old girls: she loves to play football and leads a very full and active lifestyle. However, Amelia has been diagnosed with severe idiopathic scoliosis, an abnormal curvature of the spine. Read Amelia’s appeal.

Not all heroes wear capes

In this episode, we listen in to experienced Stoma Care Nurse Specialists, Dawn and Anne-Marie, talking about the unique role of the Stoma Care Nurse and the support offered to people throughout their stoma journey.

In conversation: Rupi & Sara

Rupi works in IT at Salts Healthcare and Sara is a Colorectal Clinical and Stoma Care Nurse. The pair chat about the ‘eNotes’ system, how it helps Nurses deliver better care and how people living with a stoma will experience the benefits.

In conversation: Beth & Jack

Whilst playing table tennis and Pacman, Jack, a retired Production Manager in the automotive industry, and Salts’ Engineering Apprentice Beth, talk about how their lives are entwined.

Amy and Ben: The Young Ones

Living with a stoma can be challenging, especially so when you're young and figuring out who you are, so it's good to know you are not alone. Find out more about Amy's story here!


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