Pouch Stories

What does a pouch look like?

This is an X ray of my pouch. Two months after the formation of the pouch I was invited back to hospital where I was asked to lift my legs up to my chest in a foetal position, and a tube was inserted into the pouch, through which a marker fluid was added. This came out though the lower part of the loop ileostomy. Meanwhile the radiographer took loads of pictures! The pouch is the kidney shape object that shows up as a brighter white, and the tube that provides the marker can be seen.

Pouch Image


The 2018 Information Day will take place on Saturday 12 May 2018 at St. Mark's Hospital, Harrow.

Details of the Agenda will be added to the web site in due course.

Last years event was a great success attended by 54 people (excluding Committee members and Presenters).

Recordings of presentations from last years Information Day can be viewed on the web site. 

Please note, the latest edition of ROAR! contains an incorrect date for the information day.

The correct date is Saturday 12 May 2018.

For further information please contact

Susan Burrows
Membership secretary

Download the programme for 2017 information day.


Please download a PDF membership application form to join the Red Lion Group.


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