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A Guide To Living With A Stoma
A guide offering impartial and comprehensive information on stoma lifestyle.
A guide offering impartial and comprehensive information on stoma lifestyle.


CliniMed Ltd. are raising awareness that improving core strength can help prevent parastomal hernias. They offer a video by Qualified Clinical Personal Fitness Trainer, Jay Hyrons –,

Alternatively, a free booklet, ‘Exercises To Improve Core Strength’, can be requested by phoning 0808 159 7770.

As always, CliniMed recommend that ostomates should check with their stoma care nurses before starting any exercise programme.
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Hello everyone. Just to say thanks - a new page for Stoma Names is now on my website. I shall add more in due course, when ostomates notify me.
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I should like to congratulate, my fellow double ostomate, Rachel Jury, for winning the 2018 'National Diversity Awards - Positive Role Model for Disability' in Liverpool on Friday week. You are an inspirational role model to ostomates worldwide. Well done!!
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I have been asked by many ostomates if I could add a section to my website - showing names that ostomates call their stomas and why.

If I receive enough relevant replies, I am more than happy to add a section in order to help all ostomates, especially those who have just undergone surgery.

So are you able to help, please?

Name for stoma.
Initials or first name.
County or state.

Many thanks, Jean.
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For ostomates in USA and Canada, I have just been informed that STL Medical have re-branded to Nextra Health, and have moved to a new location.
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There are many inspirational ostomates worldwide, and I have had the pleasure to make contact with one of them, Caroline. Her story is truly impressive -
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Comfizz have been busy again, launching another product - High Waist Double Layer Support Boxer -
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I have been contacted by an ileostomate, who would like to speak to anyone who has a fistula. She is finding that there is very little support for this condition. If anyone is able to help, can they please email me – Many thanks, Jean.
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July means Summer Sales, but unfortunately there are not many for ostomy products. Comfizz are one of the exceptions. Please take a look at their website for current offers.

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