When Paige started seventh grade, she was excited to meet new friends and begin new classes, like most 12-year olds! Her life quickly changed when she began to experience medical complications. At the beginning of seventh grade, Paige started…
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Michael Seres started 11 Health as a direct result of his experiences as an ostomate. He had suffered with Crohn’s disease for over 30 years and after a small bowel transplant, he needed an ostomy. He felt alone and powerless. The bags were…
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By Sarah Biggart
Though having ileostomy surgery 15 years ago gave me my life and freedom back, it does bring its own unique set of concerns and challenges in daily activities and pouch changing schedule. I typically change my full appliance…
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Colorectal cancer survivor Allison shares her ostomy story. "No one truly understands what you are going through physically and psychologically more than those who have been there themselves." Check out her mythbusting videos and more.
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Embracing Ostomy Advocacy and Giving Back
By Angie Davenport
I’ve had my ileostomy for 38 years due to ulcerative colitis but I only recently went public to encourage other ostomates. Over the years I’ve helped many individuals…
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