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Wedding dress woes – tips for ostomate brides

Wedding season has arrived, and as we all know there is one wedding that everyone is talking about. We are, of course, talking about the Royal wedding between  Harry and Meghan Markle, which takes place on the 19th May at Windsor Castle.   One common problem for blushing brides to be who have a stoma is…

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Categories: Lifestyle By: GoldCare

What to expect when you’re expecting (and an ostomate)

With the arrival of the Royal baby, we thought now would be a great time to write a post about being pregnant whilst having a stoma. Kate Middleton, The Duchess of Cambridge gave birth to a baby boy on Monday April 23rd and it seems the whole country has baby fever as a result, but…

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Categories: Lifestyle By: GoldCare

The ostomists guide to long distance running

With the London Marathon taking place this month you quite often see more and more people donning heir running trainers and taking to the roads. This is great exercise and if you’re an ostomist that wants to get involved there’s absolutely no reason why you shouldn’t be able to. There are many people who have…

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Categories: Lifestyle By: GoldCare

Tips for quickly changing your stoma bag on-the-go

If you’re heading away over the Easter break you might find yourself in a situation where time is of the essence and you need to change your bag quickly on the go. It can be a lengthy process, but there are a few things you can do to speed the process up. Whether you’re on…

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Categories: Travel By: GoldCare

Should you name your stoma?

Stoma patients are quite commonly advised to name their stoma as a lighthearted way to start dealing with life as an ostomate. Many nurses will advise this for postoperative stoma patients and many do find it a useful way to begin coping, sometimes giving their stoma a humorous name by which to refer to it.…

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Categories: Community By: GoldCare

Disabled Access Day 2018 and why we should talk about unseen disabilities

Disabled Access Day began back in 2015 as a way to celebrate good access and opportunities for people with disabilities to try things, including sensory experiences, building access and a generally warm welcome. It takes place this year on the 10th March and it’s a fantastic initiative with a truly great motive that brings to…

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Categories: Lifestyle By: GoldCare

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