Hi, my name is Clare and I live in Nottingham, England. I had ulcerative colitis for about 30 years. I had my first surgery to remove the colon in April, 2016. It’s taken me awhile to get where I am today, but I have now accepted Tomas (my stoma) as part of me and have set up a blog under his name. The site has lots of information, but also my own ramblings, often with graphic images of wounds and stomas.
I have joined the Nottinghamshire & Derbyshire Ileostomy & Internal Pouch Support Group and I also write for Eakin on, A Bigger Life. My aim is to raise awareness of all things stoma and IBD (Inflammatory Bowel Disease) and to show the world that life doesn’t have to end after a traumatic event, it just changes.