5 episodes

Behind the Pouch is the podcast from abiggerlife.com and delivers a fortnightly dose of unscripted, unfettered chat with an ostomate from anywhere in the world. We believe that everyone has a story to tell and that a podcast can provide a platform for a whole new audience of ostomates to hear what 'a bigger life' means to someone else. We believe that a stoma shouldn't define you, it's just a small part of a bigger life. Like many of the ostomates that we speak to we do not take ourselves too seriously and while the tools behind the podcast offer support and clinical advice our podcast will showcase the people behind the pouch.

Behind the Pouch A Bigger Life

    • Health & Fitness
    • 4.9, 9 Ratings

Behind the Pouch is the podcast from abiggerlife.com and delivers a fortnightly dose of unscripted, unfettered chat with an ostomate from anywhere in the world. We believe that everyone has a story to tell and that a podcast can provide a platform for a whole new audience of ostomates to hear what 'a bigger life' means to someone else. We believe that a stoma shouldn't define you, it's just a small part of a bigger life. Like many of the ostomates that we speak to we do not take ourselves too seriously and while the tools behind the podcast offer support and clinical advice our podcast will showcase the people behind the pouch.

    Behind the Pouch with Alisa Kuivasto

    Behind the Pouch with Alisa Kuivasto

    Behind the Pouch speaks to Alisa Kuivasto (@stomazing) from Tampere, Finland. Having undergone stoma surgery twice in her relatively modest 21 years, she has been vocal in speaking out about her experience as an ostomate on topics such as anxiety and relationships, as well as highlighting the value of online ostomate communities in helping the wider community. Alisa also recently enrolled at nursing school in Finland and is currently in the first year of her studies.

    • 35 min
    Behind the Pouch with Clare Mee

    Behind the Pouch with Clare Mee

    Behind the Pouch speaks to Clare Mee (@tomasthestoma), a married mother of two from Nottingham, England. Since acquiring her stoma in 2016, Clare has really taken to online blogging where she has documented her own IBD journey as well as offering a range of helpful tips for other ostomates. She aims to raise awareness of all things stoma and IBD and to show the world that life doesn’t have to end after a traumatic event, it just changes.

    • 28 min
    Behind the Pouch with Keith Thomas

    Behind the Pouch with Keith Thomas

    Behind the Pouch speaks to Keith Thomas (@keiththom2014), a man from Swansea, Wales who has seemingly embraced life since becoming an ostomate eight years ago. Keith is, among many other things, an award winning bus driver and has been nominated for the Positive Role Model Award for Disability at the National Diversity Awards 2020. In this week's podcast, Louise and Shona discuss Keith's journey, his milestones and how he keeps a positive mindset.

    • 26 min
    Behind the Pouch with MJ Boaretto Pureza

    Behind the Pouch with MJ Boaretto Pureza

    Behind the Pouch speaks to MJ Boaretto Pureza (@emjayuc) from Sydney, Australia. A graphic designer, illustrator and artist by profession, she is another ostomate who has not let her stoma define her but embraced life since undergoing her stoma surgery back in 2017. She uses her colourful and playful art and illustrations to help raise awareness and take a step towards reducing the stigma associated with ostomies and IBD.

    • 26 min
    What is Behind the Pouch?

    What is Behind the Pouch?

    Behind the Pouch is a new podcast from the people who bring you abiggerlife.com, the online ostomy community and forum.

    • 1 min

Customer Reviews

4.9 out of 5
9 Ratings

9 Ratings

Davey2078 ,

Worth a listen

Great podcast! I love the variety of guests from different parts of the globe all sharing the ups and downs of living with a stoma.

BigJimmyD64 ,

Interesting stories

Was looking for something about living with a stoma. Good to hear how others are managing it and living well.

Nickname1staken ,

Insightful Ostomy

A wholesome, refreshing chat with engaging guests on their lives with an ostomy. Really interesting to hear different perspectives from around the world. Can’t wait for the next one!

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