Episode Four: Surgery and Stoma

Season 2, Episode 4,  Aug 02, 2021, 05:00 AM

People with IBD can be faced with the decision between having stoma surgery or continuing to live with symptoms that can significantly impact their daily quality of life. In this episode, we will hear first-hand experience of a stoma surgery journey, the decision process and the supports that are available to patients. Radio presenter, Michaela Hayes who lives with a stoma shares her journey from surgery to recovery and advice for others. 
 
If you have been affected by any of the content in the series please contact your healthcare professional or the ISCC helpline on + 353 1 531 2983 available every Monday, Wednesday and Friday between 9.30am – 12.30pm. 
 
Gutcast is a partnership between the Irish Society of Crohn’s and Colitis and Janssen Sciences Ireland UC. For more information please go to ISCC.ie
 
The views, information or opinions expressed during the Gutcast podcast series are solely those of the individuals involved and do not represent those of the Irish Society for Colitis and Crohn’s Disease or Janssen Sciences Ireland UC. The primary purpose of this podcast series is to educate and inform and is not a substitute for professional diagnosis or treatment. This podcast is supported by funding from Janssen Sciences Ireland UC.