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My Stoma gave me Freedom

Amy Davidson tells her incredible story of how she grew up with Hirschsprung's Disease and never let it stop her from living the life she'd always wanted. Despite the many challenges including ileostomy surgery, she has gained the ability…

Immune Boosting Tips

There are many practical ways to keep yourself safe, and it’s not all about vitamin C. Simple good habits such as hand washing and drinking plenty of water contribute greatly toward our general health, and are our bodies’ best defence…

Managing Your IBS at Home to Improve Quality of Life

AD This article is sponsored Irritable Bowel Syndrome (IBS) is a function disorder of the gut and is thought to be a dysregulation between the gut and the brain. The symptoms of IBS are often an amplified response to changes in our…

Why Support the NEW Toilet Scheme?

We’ve developed a new scheme to help educate staff who work in the retail sector over how having a bladder or bowel condition can be debilitating and how Just Can’t Wait provides a lifeline to those in being able to leave the house more…

Community Survey

We strive to continually improve our understanding of our community and that includes what matters to you on a daily basis. How you experience is unique to you and can be debilitating - it can take over your life. So how do you cope each…

Urinary Tract Infections have ruled my life

Community member, Anna Somerville-Large has kindly shared her story with us about living with lifelong urinary tract infections and urinary retention. Despite living with chronic bladder issues, Anna has lived in all corners of the globe…

Gut friendly foods on a budget

The cost of living crisis has pushed up food prices and has meant that we are all now looking at how we can save money on basic food shopping items. However, if you have a chronic  bowel condition such as irritable bowel syndrome (IBS) and…

Flaxseed – a small, but mighty seed

Flaxseed has been well researched in recent years and has gained the reputation as a functional food, making it an essential ingredient for any health conscious consumer to add to their shopping list. The main benefits of flaxseed seem to…

Travels with the Sunflower

The Hidden Disabilities Sunflower is here to help overcome some of the barriers faced when travelling. By choosing to wear the Sunflower when it suits you, you indicate to others around you that you have a non-visible disability and may…

Bowelbabe Saved my Life

Mags tells us how a chance listening to Deborah James' (aka Bowelbabe) podcast ‘You, Me and the Big C’ made her realise her symptoms were bowel cancer. Here Margaret tells us about her diagnosis of Stage 2 Bowel Cancer in January 2019 and…