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Enjoying family time as an ostomate

25th March 2019

With the arrival of Mother’s Day and the nicer weather hopefully on its way, now is the time to enjoy extra time spent with your family.

Mother’s Day is considered a ‘family time’ holiday, it’s a time for fun activities and days out with your family, whether it’s a nice walk in the countryside, a weekend away or a meal out at a nice restaurant. As an ostomate, the time spent with your family doesn’t need to be affected, with just a few precautions in mind, you can enjoy the Mother’s Day celebrations just like everyone else.

Family time is far too precious to spend it worrying about your stoma, therefore, encourage all ostomates to push their worries to the back of their mind and to enjoy the Mother’s Day celebrations. Of course, if you have any concerns or if something just doesn’t feel right, don’t hesitate to get in touch with one of our GoldCare Nurses for help and professional advice.

There are a few steps you can take to give yourself some reassurance and to help take away some of the worries and concerns you may have.

If you’re planning some fun activities with your family this Mother’s Day but you’re concerned about your stoma, one thing you can do to give yourself some extra reassurance is to choose the correct product. Ask your healthcare professional or contact one of our  GoldCare Nurses, who will be happy to offer professional advice on which product is best for you.

If you’ve planned a weekend away or a day out with your family this Mother’s Day, it’s a good idea to check out the facilities of the places you’re going to. Making sure you know where the nearest toilets are is a simple way to give yourself extra peace of mind, and of course, if you register for our Goldcare service, you will receive additional items with your orders, one of the items we supply is a RADAR key which fits disabled toilets across the UK. Visit the Goldcare website for more information.

It’s important to not let your stoma get in the way of enjoying the time spent with family this Mother’s Day. By taking just a few precautions and carrying some extra supplies, there’s no reason why you can’t enjoy your Mother’s Day celebrations.

If you have got any questions regarding carrying out physical activities as an ostomate, don’t hesitate to get in touch with a member of the team or speak to one of our GoldCare Nurses.

We are always happy to help and offer professional advice.

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