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Know What’s In Your Medical Record

Expect More – Take Control of Your Health Care  Part 4 in Series By UOAA Advocacy Committee “Details matter. It’s worth getting it right.” ~ Steve Jobs The Buck Stops Here Since UOAA started the advocacy campaign we have been stressing that YOU are your own best advocate.  This may be hard to believe since […]

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Speak Out on World Ostomy Day

By Jeanine Gleba, UOAA Advocacy Manager “Awareness is the greatest agent for change.” ~ Eckhart Tolle It’s coming!  As I write this there are 50 days 9 hours and 41 minutes until World Ostomy Day on October 6, 2018!  (Current Countdown) Then you will have to wait another 3 years for the International Ostomy Association to […]


Body Image and the Ostomate

From Imperfection to Perfection By Ellyn Mantell My parents came in two different sizes…my father was extra large and my mother was narrow and slim. While it is not unusual for a daughter to model after her mother, I would say that my modeling was extreme. My mother not only was very weight conscious, she […]


Ostomy Diet Guidelines After Surgery

Chances are you will be able to return to your normal diet not too long after your operation. It is good to keep in mind that foods that were good and healthy for your body before your operation are still good for you. A well-balanced diet is recommended for most individuals. Although your ostomy nurse […]