"Until I went to the group, I never realised that there were so many different products available. I also found that discussions were more positive with very little negativity and that the group didn't talk about stomas all the time."
"As a sporting sort of person I was worried that my sporting days were over. Meeting fellow ostomates convinced me that there was no good reason why I should not go back to my sporting activities providing I took advice to make sure that I wasn't doing anything that would be detrimental to my condition."
"After my operation I became housebound because I was afraid to go out and thought I would never be safe to travel again. Soon after joining the group I realised that the other members were jetting off to far away places, going on bus trips and staying away in hotels and that there was no good reason why I shouldn't do the same. Since then, I have been on cruises and am enjoying the freedom that I thought I had lost. I can't thank the the group enough for putting me right."
"Feeling isolated after my operation, I decided to go to a group meeting to find out what it was all about. It was the best thing I ever did as the support and help I got from the other members was in invaluable. It gave me the confidence to get on with life and there was nothing better than talking to people with the same condition."