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Stoma Surgery – What to Take to the Hospital

A question many people have when going into hospitals for stoma surgery is what exactly should they take with them. The last thing you want is to be in hospital and wishing you’d brought something to keep you busy or to make you more comfortable. But fear not, below we’ve got some of the essential…

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Categories: Care Advice By: GoldCare

How will pregnancy affect my stoma?

Will a stoma affect my pregnancy? At some stage in their life, most people want to start a family and have children with their partners. Every pregnancy is an exciting experience, even if it can be a little scary at times! As an ostomate, you might have your own concerns regarding pregnancy and any problems…

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Categories: Care Advice, Lifestyle By: Goldcare

Spending time outdoors this Summer

As the cold, Winter months begin to subside, it’s almost time to look forward to some sun, shorts and spending more time outside. Get ready for chilled out walks, long afternoons in the garden with family and friends and plenty of ice cream! If you’ve got a colostomy, you’ll know that outdoor activities require a…

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Categories: Care Advice, Lifestyle By: GoldCare

Let’s educate about invisible illnesses

The first week of December will mark an awareness week that we at Oakmed are particularly keen to highlight. Crohn’s and Colitis Awareness week runs from the 1st - 7th December, a particularly important cause due to the invisible nature of each disease. There’s a stigma in society attached to those who suffer from invisible…

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Categories: Care Advice, Medical By: GoldCare

Halloween and sugar – should ostomates be afraid?

As all ostomates will know, diet can be the most difficult thing about having a stoma. It’s important to know how certain foods and drinks affect your body and your stoma. Of course, Halloween is one such time of year when sugar seems to become one of the main food groups. For parents who have…

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Categories: Care Advice, Food and Drink By: GoldCare

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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