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Bowel cancer, LARS syndrome and stoma with Amanda Strother

By Hidden Disabilities Sunflower The Sunflower Conversations Share


Amanda Strother was diagnosed with bowel cancer at 31 years old. After a successful operation to remove the cancer she developed major LARS which meant that not only was she in pain, she also needed to use the toilet between 30 to 40 times a day.

Eventually Amanda elected to undergo further surgery to have a colostomy bag and refers to this as the best decision she ever made. She has named her stoma Hope. In the conversation Amanda is brilliantly honest and open, we talk about how the stoma works, what it looks like, what she can do, and other people’s perceptions.

Amanda is on a mission to educate and raise awareness of stomas.

Download the transcript here


If you are experiencing problems discussed in this podcast contact your GP.

For support

Colostomy UK

Urostomy Association


Hosted by Chantal Boyle, Hidden Disabilities Sunflower.

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