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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Caring for a child with short bowel syndrome (SBS), a serious and chronic malabsorption disorder, can often feel isolating and disheartening., , Unexpected barriers and challenges can make the condition difficult to manage and live with. And,…
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Don't let an ostomy stop you from having some summer fun
By Annemarie Finn
When I received my bladder cancer diagnosis and the treatment plan, a radical cystectomy with an ileal conduit, I was devastated. Like so many, I went through many…
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My name is Katie Lee, and I was diagnosed with stage 1 rectal cancer at age 33, only eight months after the birth of my second child. My tumor was ultra-low in the rectum and required much of my involuntary sphincter muscles to be removed…
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By Elaine O’Rourke, Ostomy/IBD Health Mentor
Peristomal hernias are something that every ostomate should be aware of. Although a hernia can occur for a wide variety of reasons, there are some common factors to take into consideration, such…
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In celebration of Wound, Ostomy, and Continence (WOC) Nurse Week 2021, help us to shine a bright light on these special nurses. They give us the hope, support, and specialized care needed to thrive in life with an ostomy.
WOC nurse volunteers…
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I want to tell my story concerning my ileostomy in order for people to understand how it is living with one and how a person can live a normal life and more.
I had my original ostomy surgery 49 years ago in 1972 - you can imagine how surgeries,…
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