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Urostomy Awareness

Urostomy Awareness

Over the last few years, something magnificent has happened!

There has been a lot of coverage in the media lately about ‘Ostomy’s.’ Ostomates are people sharing their stories and fabulous pictures and proudly flashing their stoma bags. This warms my heart so much to know that the stigma surrounding stoma bags and Ostomy surgery is finally being addressed and changing the public’s perspective about stomas for the better; spreading a message of hope and acceptance to be proud of your stoma bags and that you can still live an amazing, happy life with one!

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Why it is Important to NAME your stomas?

Why it is Important to NAME your stomas?

I usually get the same reaction when I tell people about ‘Bob’ (my ileostomy) and ‘Squirt’ (my urostomy). That look of blankness then laughter. However, there is a method to the madness for naming them.

First thing is first...why should we name our stomas?

Well I encourage every new ostomate that I meet to name their stoma’s. We name pets...cars...nicknames for partners. So why not something that is part of us?

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Introducing Bob and Squirt!

Introducing Bob and Squirt!

Welcome everybody to rocking2stomas and we have lift off....!! 

I cannot explain how much this means to me to share my story and finally achieve my dream after years and years of talking about it.

Over the last 9 years, I feel I have a degree, masters and PhD in dealing with my illness and appliances that have kept me alive! If just one person identifies….then I have done my job! I have found that only another person who lives with a stoma can fully understand the trials and tribulations we face on a daily basis. 

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