The Black and White of it? Support is Everything.
By Tricia Hottenstein stomamama.com
I recently shared an article about a little boy who was bullied so badly that after twenty-six surgeries, he decided to take his own life. It hit…
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By Susan Burns, UOAA President
It’s heartbreaking. So many of us are torn apart by the recent news that a ten-year-old took his own life in Louisville, Kentucky. What we know is that he was a kind soul, this boy named Seven Bridges, and…
Living with 2 Ostomies Since 1974
Jearlean Taylor has never known life without an ostomy. She has had two ostomies (colostomy and urostomy) since she was just two years old. But with the support of her family and her own inner drive, she…
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UOAA’s National Conference the perfect place to bond
By Karin (Newbieostomy)
Ostomies don’t discriminate, it doesn’t matter your gender, sex, sexual orientation, race, ethnicity, religious beliefs, age, attitude toward life, social…
Exercise your fitness options with these helpful tips
by Wil Walker, MBA, BSN, RN, WOC Nurse Manager, Clinical Education, Hollister Incorporated
When is it safe to start exercising after ostomy surgery?
Stoma surgery is a major event that…
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Learn how to spot peristomal skin irritation and damage.
After your ostomy surgery, your healthcare team likely taught you how to care for your peristomal skin and what it should look like when it is healthy. Ideally, it should be…
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I am Alan Thompson, a New Jersey native who moved with my wife, Vita, to Florida in 2015. I recently joined the Daytona area chapter of the United Ostomy Associations of America; however, I am not a new ostomate, I had ileostomy surgery when…
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Expect More - Take Control of Your Health Care
Part 6 in Series
By Joanna Burgess-Stocks and Keagan Lynggard-Hysell
There are many different emotions you may experience as a new ostomate, and it is important to understand…
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