In this episode I chat to the wonderful Zoe Wright about all parts of her journey and life with IBD from stoma surgery to stepping on stage in a bikini as a fitness model as well as her more recent surgeries to reverse her stoma and what might be a shift in focus for her in moving forward.
*Since Zoe and I recorded this episode, there has been an article in the news with regards to a patient’s right to die over living with a stoma. My thoughts go out to that particular man and his family as well as anybody who is feeling similarly. Although I always aim to show a full and happy life with a stoma, there’s no doubt that there are challenging times and it's important that we don’t shy away from discussing these too for a number of reasons. So, I wanted to warn that although this episode is mostly upbeat, we discuss our journeys which inevitably entail some more difficult times and trickier discussions. As always, I feel like these are important conversations to be had and to share and think they will be helpful for the most part. But, if these are conversations that you feel you might find triggering or unsettling then I advise that you maybe skip the episode however, please do remember that as cliché as it sounds, you are not alone and its always important to speak to someone.
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Another big thanks to Pelican & Respond Healthcare for sponsoring this episode. You can find out more about them here; https://www.pelicanhealthcare.co.uk/ // https://www.respond.co.uk/
For any further advice or support, please contact your healthcare professional(s) or, see to one of these wonderful charities;
Crohn’s & Colitis UK;
Ileostomy & internal Pouch Association;
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