Patient Stories Hub

Patient Stories

Patients often become experts on their own medical condition – find out how these community members manage their healthcare, and learn from the experts. Everyone with a bladder or bowel control problem will have a different story to tell and we are proud to be able to share so many of these with you.

These bladder and bowel patient stories can offer hope, inspiration and practical guidance to others in a similar situation.  Being able to identify with someone and make a connection can be the first step towards an eventual recovery – each story could help change someone’s life.

Please contact us to find out how you can share your story and how this could help raise awareness.

By working together we can help people understand more about these problems, the challenges faced and how and where to access health professional support.

Read some of our recent stories below.

Having a stoma saved my life

As part of #stomaweek, Keith Thomas, 59 from Llanelli shares his story on how his stoma ‘Homer’ gave him a new lease of life and how he’s never been happier since his diagnosis of Ulcerative Colitis. We'd like to thank Keith for sharing his…

How I coped with my new Stoma during Lockdown

Jan Ross underwent stoma surgery in February this year just before lockdown, after being diagnosed with rectal cancer. Here, Jan talks to Bladder and Bowel about how she coped learning how to manage her new stoma friend during these

Hannah’s Story – Interstitial Cystitis

Introducing Hannah, who will be contributing as a regular guest blogger for the Bladder and Bowel Community. Hannah has a painful bladder condition called Interstitial Cystitis (IC) and will be telling her story over a series of posts as

Patient Stories Archive

Share your story Everyone with a bladder or bowel control problem will have a different story to tell and by sharing your own individual experience you can offer hope and inspiration to others in a similar situation.  Being able to…