Written By STEPHEN MATTHEWS FOR MAILONLINE
A woman who wears a colostomy bag due to a chronic bowel condition claims she was humiliated by a stranger while she was swimming.
Jade Hughes, 23, from Tiverton, Devon, was told by another swimmer that her bag – which she has to wear – was scaring the children and ‘wasn’t appropriate’.
She was diagnosed with ulcerative colitis – a long-term condition where the colon and rectum become inflamed – when she was just 17.
But after years of waking up in the middle of the night in agonising pain – she made the decision to have part of her bowel removed.
This was replaced with a pouch, known as an ileostomy bag – which she hoped would give her a new lease of life to exercise again.