Rachel: I’m Rachel with two stomas – let’s rock it!

She has two stomas. But that hasn’t stopped Rachel Jury from living to the fullest.Read more

Catherine: bowel cancer survivor

Catherine's father passed away after battling bowel cancer, so when she had symptoms, she recognised them.Read more

Lucy: I wish there was a cure for IBS

Lucy was diagnosed with IBS and diverticulitis 8 years ago. But it hasn't got any easier to manage.Read more

Mags: Bladder cancer led to a one-year ordeal

When Mags Turrell discovered for blood when she went to the loo, she didn't wait for other symptoms, she went straight to her GP.Read more

Paul: living proof that we can beat this disease

In 2008 Paul was diagnosed with bowel cancer, now fully recovered, he's passionate about supporting research to help others.Read more

Sharon: surviving bowel cancer

When Sharon Burton suddenly developed chronic stomach pains, she was told it was gastric flu.Read more

Patsy: overcoming faecal incontinence

For two years, faecal incontinence made Patsy Collis’ life a misery.Read more

Abi: living with IBS

Abi developed Irritable Bowel Syndrome in her teens. She is determined to see an end to the “loo taboo”.Read more

Barry: determined to beat Crohn's disease

At the age of 28 Barry had the world at his feet. Within months he was lying in a hospital bed “praying to see tomorrow”.Read more

Carol: tackling bowel cancer

Before her diagnosis Carol could only eat ice cream, jelly and Oxo cubes.Read more

Dee: surviving rectal cancer

Returning home from honeymoon at the age of 29 Dee was diagnosed with rectal cancer.Read more

Emma: living with a prolapsed bowel

For 10 years Emma suffered with constipation, bloating, swelling and crippling stomach pains for which there was no apparent cure.Read more

Ged: overcoming severe pelvic trauma

Ged almost lost his life in a motorbike accident and was left with severe and traumatic damage to his bowel and pelvis.Read more

Ian: overcoming faecal incontinence

From a very early age Ian was made to sit on the loo immediately after breakfast and not allowed out of the house until he’d “been”.Read more

Julia: living with ulcerative colitis

Julia was forging a career as an architect when a diagnosis of Ulcerative Colitis changed her life.Read more

Kathy: surviving bowel cancer

At the age of 39, Kathy thought she was too young to have bowel cancer – and so did doctors.Read more

Keith: surviving bowel cancer

Keith Rolls was 38 when he was diagnosed with bowel cancer.Read more

Lara: living with Ehler-Danlos Syndrome

At the age of 24 Lara Bloom was diagnosed with Ehlers-Danlos Syndrome.Read more

Len: one of the first APPEAR patients

Len Durrant 65, was one of the first people in Britain to undergo the groundbreaking APPEAR operation.Read more

Louisa: overcoming problems following childbirth

Louisa suffered years of bowel problems after childbirth. She was told there was no alternative but a colostomy bag for life.Read more

Michelle: I didn’t think young people got bowel cancer

TV producer Michelle Forde was 33 when she was diagnosed with rectal cancer.Read more

Mike: living with functional bowel problems

Mike has undergone six major operations on both his back and bowel in the last 25 years and lives with on-going functional bowel problems.Read more

Nicki: overcoming problems following childbirth

Six months after having her first baby, Nicki James-Eyers ended up with faecal incontinence.Read more

Olive: surviving bowel cancer

Olive Namugalu reckons that Embarrassing Bodies saved her life, helping her recognise the symptoms of bowel cancer.Read more