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ColostomyUK
A UK charity that supports and empowers people living with a stoma. Your voice on the bigger issues; campaigning and running projects, building communities
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ColostomyUK 18m
Who has a ? There are a huge range of reasons why someone might have stoma surgery. Men and women of all ages have them. Babies have them. Teenagers have them. Yet having a stoma bag is still seen as being an "old person's thing." It isn't
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ColostomyUK 5h
are carrying out a survey to help them understand the problems faced by & manage the expectations of people with , and they'd like your input. For more info and to complete the survey go to
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Team Colostomy UK 6h
Seven years ago Karen had major surgery that saved her life. It was the first of nine operations. On Sunday15th March she’s running the Weymouth Bay 10K for Colostomy UK. You can support her and us by donating here 🏃‍♀️
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Amazing! (Libs) 🙌🏼
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Fabulous, good for him (Libs) 🙂🙌🏼🙂👍🙌🏼
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Replying to @breidchef
Can you drop me an email at Giovanni.cinque@colostomyuk.org we might be able to help with giving a talk to students
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Shellby Grayson 23h
A whole year since my dad decided you’d give us the scare of our lives! Happy 1 year colostomy bag the thing that saved you! And of course the amazing NHS and staff ❤️
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ColostomyUK Feb 24
Come and see us at the roadshow event in Telford on March 15th! For more info contact 0800 834 822
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ColostomyUK Feb 24
Have you ever wondered what life is like in a busy stoma care department? Judy Pullen, clinical nurse specialist in charge at the Great Western Hospitals NHS trust gives us some insights into the day to day including:
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ColostomyUK Feb 23
Replying to @Monty_Dodge
Have a look at our website and hopefully that will give you a good idea of many of the ways we support ostomates in the UK (Giovanni)
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ColostomyUK Feb 23
Replying to @breidchef
There aren’t any specific stoma awareness lanyards, the sunflower lanyard is for all hidden conditions. If you’re flying you can pick one up from the customer service desk at most UK airports. Many supermarkets such as Sainsburys also use the scheme now. Giovanni
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ColostomyUK Feb 23
No forms to fill in or card details to leave. If you're in a hurry but would like to donate to Colostomy UK why not do it through Text Giving? You can donate from as little as £1. Every penny will help us make a difference to the lives of people living with a stoma in the UK.
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ColostomyUK Feb 22
Whether you're still coming to terms with living with a stoma, worried about flying for the first time, or just feeling a little bit down, Those feelings don't go away once the clock hits 5pm. Our stoma helpline is available 24 hours a day. We’re here whenever you need us.
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Robert Gale Feb 19
A year after my surgery it was time for a follow up with the surgeon. Topics of discussion: parastomal hernia, mental health (he brought it up) and the ongoing Ken Butt wound saga (made worse by me deciding to go on the treadmill on Monday 🙄)
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ColostomyUK Feb 21
Want to look perfect in Purple? why not grab yourself the perfect combo of our Colostomy UK logo tee shirt (also available in Pink!) and beanie hat. Both are available online now at All proceeds support our project
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Bramley Buffaloes Feb 21
Colostomy UK are one of our Charity Partners, who support and empowers people with a stoma as well as running the awesome Team Colostomy RL side. -
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ColostomyUK Feb 21
The outcome of reversal surgery often varies on the person and many people experience both ups and downs. So what happens when there are more downs than ups? This is what happened to Sandra who we spoke to recently...
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Team Colostomy UK Feb 20
“After being denied stoma surgery again I attempted suicide. I felt I’d run out of options, ending my life was the only way to escape..thankfully I didn’t succeed” Read how Cubby is back on track & cycling from Lands End to John O Groats to support us.
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Libby Herbert Feb 20
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ColostomyUK Feb 20
What bags do you use? Here's a quick guide to the four main types of stoma bag and their advantages and disadvantages.
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