My name is Jean, and I live in the south west of England. I have had two stomas
since 1995 -
a colostomy and a urostomy.
Over the years, I have been approached by several medical professionals to talk to
patients, before and after surgery. The surgeons, local doctors and stoma care nurses
do a fantastic job, but it is always beneficial to have someone to contact about
the everyday, practical side of living with a stoma - someone who has
first-hand experience, i.e. ‘been there, done that’.
I hope that my website will be helpful to everyone, not just for new ostomates. After
all, everyone can learn something new every day, and ostomates are no exception.
With a little care and common sense, you can keep yourself and your stoma healthy,
and you can enjoy many of the same things you did before surgery.
There are many ideas on this website, but it is important to remember that if you
are unsure about anything, talk to your doctor or stoma care nurse.