• Transverse Colostomy

    Good day so I'm fairly new 9 months with a Transverse Colostomy and I was wondering who else has this type. The transverse colostomy is located approximately 2 inches below my sternum directly in the middle of the chest. I'm having several types of problem…

  • Does anyone have tips for using a hot tub with a stoma?

    I am just wondering if anyone uses a hot tub since having stoma surgery and if you have any tips to share on it? 

  • How do you wash?

  • Swimming

    Hi Everyone hope you are doing well Blush

    Myself and Chris both have stomas, we are having a ostomate only swimming session in our local area Derry/L'Derry. It is open to everyone!! Theres always alot of Questions concerninh swimming such as will it come off…

  • Tips on showering with an ostomy

    Something I never thought I would write an article about.. “How to take a Shower” ?. It’s harder than it seems though with an ostomy bag; and it can get downright uncomfortable! It took me quite awhile to get used to the feeling, so here are some of the…

  • My showering tips and what works for me

    • I try not to wet my bag too much. I keep my back to the shower and use a hand held shower head to rinse. You still get all the nooks and crannies and are completely clean afterwards!
    • There is no issue in getting your bag wet (they are waterproof), I…
  • Swimming with an ostomy

    Stomas and swimming is something I am frequently asked ‘can you go into the pool?’. My reply is ‘Does a duck swim, of course I can, and I have my own inflatable if I want ;).’ It is just about feeling comfortable with yourself and not thinking about what…