She had her ileostomy created 7 years ago following a pan-proctocolectomy due to Crohn’s Colitis. In summing up what it’s like to live with a stoma Dorothy says “my external plumbing has given me a new lease of life, doing things which previously would have had a lot of barriers against them.”
Dorothy is putting her experience to good use as our Education Advocate, delivering workshops and training days to people affected by stoma surgery. She joined the team because she believes "sometimes people need more information after surgery and who better to get it from than fellow ostomates?!”
Dorothy says “I’m now in my 50th year but feel younger than ever” and enjoys walking (much to the dismay of her children), visiting museums and art galleries, going to concerts and is learning British Sign Language.
When you enroll in me+™, you get all of the valuable resources and support you need right at your fingertips - from a dedicated team of stoma care nurses and specialists to information on product, lifestyle and diet. You don't have to figure it out alone. Join today and let us help you get back to doing the things that make you, you.