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Stoma surgery recovery timeline – How long will my recovery take?

Please note: always consult with your healthcare professional for more detailed recovery information that takes your personal situation into account. The advice contained in this blog is only intended to provide a general outline of the average recovery times. If you’re waiting for stoma surgery you might be wondering how long it will take to…

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Categories: Care Advice By: GoldCare

Be Prepared During the Festive Period

Christmas is fast approaching, a busy time for most and it’s important for those with a stoma to ensure they’re fully prepared. Our advice to make the most of the festive period would be to get organised before December rolls around! Here are a few things to consider: Supplies, do you have enough? Don’t find…

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Categories: Care Advice By: GoldCare

World Toilet Day 2017 – It’s time to stop the ‘tapoo’

At a glance, World Toilet Day might seem like one of the more unusual awareness days alongside ‘Talk Like A Pirate Day’ and ‘National Pie Day’ (yes, these are both 100% real.) However, unlike the latter two, World Toilet Day actually has a really important message to spread… World Toilet Day is an international event…

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Categories: Community By: GoldCare

Alcohol and Stomas Advice – Is it okay to drink alcohol with a stoma?

If you’re new to having a stoma, or maybe waiting for surgery, you might well wonder whether it’s okay to drink alcohol still. It’s a very valid question and the good news is that unless told otherwise by your healthcare professional you can still enjoy an occasional drink, although you may have to modify the…

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Categories: Food and Drink By: GoldCare

Colostomy Day 2017 – Why we need to celebrate the #SuperStoma

Colostomy UK (formerly known as the Colostomy Association) is hosting Colostomy Day 2017 on Saturday 7th October and encouraging people to celebrate their #SuperStoma. In a campaign that we at GoldCare are more than happy to support, Colostomy UK is inviting people to share their stoma story and help to get rid of the stigma…

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Categories: Community By: GoldCare

Travel Advice for Ostomists

We’re firm believers that a stoma should not affect the way you live your life, and for many that means the ability to travel again after the operation. There’s no reason that your stoma should hold you back, once you’re fully recovered, of course. However, it is worth being aware of the facts and risks…

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Categories: Travel By: Diane Sheard

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