When patients hear that a stoma is going to part of the rest of their lives, panic may set in for many reasons including body image and self-esteem. Here’s a novel solution that may help:

stoma decorA young designer has taken fashion into medical territory and created a line of lingerie-style colostomy bags. James Shutt, 23, embarked on the innovative fashion task after realizing how, contrary to popular belief, colostomy bag users are actually getting younger. Many of them struggle to relax in the bedroom so James set about designing a solution. Read the full article.  At right, a model wears the rose design. Shutt also designed tattoo-look stickers to enhance his designs.