By UOAA Advocacy Manager Jeanine Gleba
“A boa can hide a belly bump, if you arrange it carefully!” Ms. Senior America (MSA) alum, Pinky O’Neil, explains to me. After the Advocacy Session at UOAA’s National Conference in August,…
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Imagine if everyone dealing with the emotions and physical changes of ostomy surgery could see a friendly face before…
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Subject of the movie White Boy Rick reveals why depicting his ostomy was critical to the story.
By R.S. Elvey
Hollywood movies, both fictional and nonfictional, thrive on melodramas depicting romance and violence. Car crashes,…
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By Steven Berit
I fainted the first time I lost a tooth. Not from the actual pain of the removal, but from the sight of the blood dripping from my mouth. I also fainted during a health talk in the sixth grade. Most people would call me “squeamish,”…
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Colonel Justin Blum with Introduction by retired Navy Veteran Douglas R. Stocks
I’ve known Colonel Justin Blum for almost ten years and have learned much of his story over those years. For UOAA’s observance of Veterans Day, I asked Justin…
My View: By Connie Confer
Most of the nation is gearing up for Halloween, with all of its tricks and treats. But as a lesbian who wears an ostomy bag, this month also includes some more personal holidays worth celebrating, especially if we…
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How to Keep the Skin Around Your Stoma Healthy
Keeping the skin around your stoma, or peristomal skin, healthy is important. You can steer clear of many complications by following these simple suggestions from:
"Funny how most people think an ostomy is the worst thing that could happen and I only see it as something that saved my life in so very many ways." Jeanne D.
By Jeanine Gleba, Advocacy Manager
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My Colostomy Saved My Life
Without a colostomy, I would likely not be here to write this blog. It saved my life. I am a quadriplegic as a result of a spinal cord injury (SCI) that occurred when I was 16. That was 36 years ago. I am paralyzed…
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