By Molly Atwater
Ah, November… the leaves are changing colors and falling from the trees, the jack-o-lanterns have been put away and exchanged for candy canes, and the Black Friday sales emails have started trickling into our inboxes. That…
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Excerpt from the story One Man’s Journey From Bladder Cancer
The day for my fourth cystoscopy had finally arrived. My doctor smiled and asked if I was ready for this exam. With a nod from me, turned off the lights, and guided the instrument…
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Two ostomy community leaders discuss effective ways to stay positive when times get tough.
Living through a crisis is hard for anyone, but there is an extra layer of concern for people with ostomies. Hollister sat down with two influential…
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Getting to a place where you feel confident in yourself and your new routine might take some time. There are many factors to consider following your ostomy surgery, but there are also many resources available to you while you are adjusting…
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By Ellyn Mantell
It continues…the pandemic is rearing its ugly head and seems to be gaining strength once again, despite never universally weakening. Whereas we assumed by this time in the fall, we would be back to some sense of normalcy,…
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Are you feeling nervous at the thought of date night after ostomy surgery? You’re not alone. With a little planning ahead, you can be sure to have a great night out.
My first question would be, what are your plans for the evening? Plans…
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My name is Jodi Capobianco, I am 54 years old and have a permanent ileostomy. Five years I was ago diagnosed with severe off-the-charts constipation and was to receive a temporary loop ileostomy.
I am so thankful that I did not let having…
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A Second Opinion Leads to a Life-Changing Ostomy
In the spring of 2014, I had completed another colonoscopy for my ulcerative colitis. It was my fifteenth colonoscopy in twelve years and many prescriptions of drugs later to curtail the bleeding…
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