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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Expect More - Take Control of Your Health Care
Part 1 in Series
By UOAA Advocacy Committee
This first article is about finding your voice as you take the initiative to speak up, or act on your own behalf, to encourage change that will bring…
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By R.S. Elvey
Caring for an ostomy can often be a frustrating and challenging experience at any age. But combine advanced age and dementia and it becomes even more of a challenge for caregivers and loved ones. According to the Population…
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By Heather Brigstock MSN RN CNL
On Sunday, October 7th 2017, my family and I went to bed just like we do every night. School lunches were packed and sitting on the counter ready for the next day. A load of laundry sat in the dryer ready to…
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Skin Hydration Beauty Tips for Living with an Ileostomy
BY ELLYN MANTELL
As a self-avowed makeup and skin care junkie, I strongly believe that looking good is greatly related to feeling good. In fact, makeup and attention to my skin has…
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Traveling through airports can make anybody nervous as security lines get longer and wait times increase. For some people living with an ostomy, air travel can cause further anxiety.
Universal pat-downs performed by Transportation Security…
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