By Jeanine Gleba, UOAA Advocacy Manager
“Awareness is the greatest agent for change.” ~ Eckhart Tolle
It’s coming! As I write this there are 50 days 9 hours and 41 minutes until World Ostomy Day on October 6, 2018! (Current…
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From Imperfection to Perfection
By Ellyn Mantell
My parents came in two different sizes...my father was extra large and my mother was narrow and slim. While it is not unusual for a daughter to model after her mother, I would say that my…
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Chances are you will be able to return to your normal diet not too long after your operation. It is good to keep in mind that foods that were good and healthy for your body before your operation are still good for you. A well-balanced diet is…
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Inclusive Campaign by Lingerie Retailer Puts Ostomy in the Spotlight
By Ed Pfueller, UOAA
This feels like a moment. For many in the ostomy community seeing that someone with an ostomy has been included as a model, ostomy pouch showing,…
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Support the Run for Resilience Ostomy 5k at Events from Coast to Coast or with your own Virtual Run/Walk.
By Ed Pfueller, UOAA
It was a hit from the start. Five years ago two ostomy nurses in Durham, North Carolina, Lara Leininger and…
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Finding Confidence and Rocking Your Own Style with an Ostomy
By Tricia Hottenstein
I was packing to head out on a short vacation to Atlantic City and had all my outfits ready in my brand new suitcase. But when I went to pack my swimsuit,…
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After eight years of not responding to western pharmaceuticals, at the age of thirty, I found myself facing a colectomy. While I had anxiety about the ostomy surgery and fear of the unknown, my overall emotion was relief. This surgery was hopefully…
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