Hollister is proud to support World Ostomy Day! In partnership with United Ostomy Associations of America (UOAA), Hollister Incorporated is proud to stand with the entire ostomy community in celebration. Here are some ways you can learn something…
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Have you ever wondered what you should be doing to fill your time as you recover from ostomy surgery?
After my first surgery at the age of 17, and even after my third surgery at the age of 23, I spent most of my time lounging around my parents’…
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By Jeanine Gleba UOAA Advocacy Manager
Every three years, ostomates around the world come together to celebrate World Ostomy Day on the first Saturday in October. This year it will be held on October 2, 2021 and the European Ostomy Association…
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A year with an ostomy provides challenges and blessings
My name is Jasmine and I was diagnosed in 2016, at the age of 23 going on 24, with stage three colorectal cancer. I am a survivor. I went through multiple surgeries, chemo, radiation,…
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At sixteen, I got my first job doing janitorial work at an amusement park. As you might imagine, I wasn’t thrilled by the work, which included cleaning the restrooms. I remember coming home and complaining to my mother that I wanted to quit.…
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Photo Cred: Dave Camara / Camara Photography
By Ed Pfueller, UOAA Communications & Outreach Manager
If you’re looking for Patrick McKinney you’ll likely find him outdoors. Depending on the season, McKinney, 54, of New…
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Written by: Brenda Elsagher, Director of Affiliated Support Group (ASG) Affairs, United Ostomy Association of America
Support. I’m not talking about my bra, although it could win an Oscar for a supporting role! I’m talking about the kind…
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Ostomates often struggle with fashion and feel their options are limited. Without a doubt, part of the journey to adjusting to your ostomy is finding ways to dress yourself that is both comfortable and still allows you to express your individuality.…
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By Makeda Armorer-Wade
How many times have you thought “why me?” Well I get it.
An Ostomy is not an elective surgery. Most people who get one are having challenges with a health condition, or an accident that will require them to get…
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