By Tricia Hottenstein
The problem with being strong is that people expect you to always be strong. When your body has been put through so much, people expect it to willingly fight through anything. After life hands you a few too many lemons,…
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If you are facing a potential surgery leading to an ostomy, you naturally will have many questions and concerns. It is important to voice your questions and concerns to your healthcare professional. Gather as much information as you possibly…
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Expect More - Take Control of Your Health Care
Part 3 in Series
By Jeanine Gleba and Keagan Lynggard-Hysell
The Choice is Yours
Having the right ostomy supplies for your individual lifestyle and stoma type plays a huge role in the quality…
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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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