By Jeanine Gleba, UOAA Advocacy Manager
Too many people living with an ostomy have the worry that due to a need for frequent pouch changes or a high output stoma they will run out of their monthly Medicaid allowable ostomy supplies. For…
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Bladder Cancer at Age 40 and the Path to Recovery
By Micheal Heath Waid
I noticed the faint pink color in my urine in November of 2018. I wasn't sure what to make of it, but I mentioned it to my husband and he, being a nurse, suggested I…
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By Robin Glover
No need to be alarmed, but if you have an ostomy you already have a hernia! When the surgeon opened your abdominal muscles to pull your intestine through, they technically gave you a hernia. But we’re not talking about that…
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Have you ever experienced skin issues under your barrier? While peristomal skin conditions are all too common, many are easily treated – and better yet, avoided – with the right knowledge, product fit, and support.…
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By Ellyn Mantell
We are at that stage of life where so many in our world are dealing with issues that require care. All are in shellshock! Those who require help were frequently the backbone of their family, their community, their businesses,…
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Dabliz had ileostomy surgery in 1962 at Ferguson Hospital in Grand Rapids, Michigan. “After sixty years I have never regretted it, it has allowed me to live a great life,” Dabliz says.
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By Robin Glover
The recovery process for a j-pouch is just that. It’s a process. It takes time and patience and is different for everyone. For some, it can be relatively easy. For others, it can be a winding path with twists and turns just…
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By Makeda Armorer-Wade
Who knew that having an ostomy would be such an enlightening journey?
I was terrified. But my ostomy was just the beginning of this new experience for me and my entire family. When I received my first ostomy, it was…
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Have questions about a urostomy? Worried that getting one will change your life dramatically? Terrified of the idea of one and wondering what people will think?
By Robin Glover
Don’t worry. These are normal feelings. Nobody likes the idea…
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