When Should You Contact Your Stoma Nurse?

Anyone who requires help will find their stoma care nurse to be great use. You can count on your stoma care nurse to learn more about the common symptoms and issues. The nurse will provide you with all the assistance you need. Find Out When to Contact Your Stoma Nurse When it comes to contacting…

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Katie’s Story

Hi I’m Katie and have been an ostomate for almost 2 years after a diagnosis of ulcerative colitis in 2018. My ileostomy has changed my life completely, my health and happiness is the best it has ever been and that’s thanks to my stoma. UC does not dictate my life anymore and I’m able to…

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Helinka’s Story

I was never going to have a stoma, ostomy. My auntie had a couple over time and all I heard was negative things. As part of the recovery of surgery to remove stage three bowel cancer. The consultant and nurse convinced me that I would recover quicker and better. I did have a reversal. Unfortunately…

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What Happens in an Ostomy Procedure?

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  An ostomy procedure is necessary for protecting the abdominal cavity. It allows inflamed or damaged parts of the digestive tract to heal. The procedure involves changing the bodily waste such as stool or urine in your body. It allows for the bodily waste to exist in a hole near the abdomen and collect in…

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Jearlean’s Story

Hi my name is Jearlean Taylor. I have been a double ostomate for almost 50 years, since the age of 3 years old. I have been a fashion model for 21 years now. My ostomies helped saved my life, but does not dictate my life. I do, be, and live my life to the fullest.…

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Ostomy Care FAQs

  What Is Irrigation And Can I Do It? Colostomy irrigation is a kind of enema which helps with bowel movement control. It means that you would not experience any bowel movements between irrigations. It also helps reduce gas. It might be possible to wear a stoma cap over your stoma if you irrigate your…

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Carol’s Story

Unlike others, I did not have Crohn’s or Ulcerative Colitis. I had a touch of Irritable Bowel. No biggie. I simply adjusted my diet. Well one day in April of 2018, I felt “like my belly was on fire.” So after a day of running errands all day long, I thought, I’m going to bed…

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Emma’s Story

My name is Emma, I’m 20 years old and I was diagnosed with ulcerative colitis at the age of 16. I tried all treatments first steroids , anti inflammatories and then moved onto biologics like azathioprine and mercaptopurine and the infusions drugs but nothing was working for me. I then had my first surgery February…

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Showering with an Ostomy

When you have an ostomy, you are likely to be worried about everything, from going to sleep to using the toilet. One of the things that you would want to know about is whether you can shower with an ostomy and if there are certain conditions that you must bear in mind. The good news…

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Pauric’s Story

This is my Crohn’s story, which hopefully will not be too long. I first got diagnosed in November of 2018, but my symptoms started in 2013, it really started with loose stools after some meals which lead to needing to use the toilet 5 to 6 times, feeling bloated and having cramps in a short…

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