Navigating Social Situations with Confidence: Ostomy Etiquette Tips

Living with an ostomy can sometimes feel daunting, especially when it comes to social interactions. Whether it’s attending a party, participating in sports, or simply dining out, the need to manage your ostomy discreetly can raise anxiety. However, with the right approach, you can handle these situations with grace and confidence. Preparation is Key: Before…

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Embracing Change: Navigating the Path to Personal Growth

Change is an inevitable part of life, yet it often brings with it a sense of uncertainty and discomfort. However, it’s through change that we experience personal growth and transformation. In this blog post, we’ll explore the journey of embracing change and navigating the path to personal growth. Embracing Change: Change can come in many…

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Empowering Ostomy Care: Bridging the Gap Between Standards and Practice

Navigating life with an ostomy presents unique challenges that demand not only medical but also emotional and lifestyle adjustments. Recent studies, particularly one highlighted by the United Ostomy Associations of America, shed light on a critical aspect of ostomy care— the disparity between the care that medical professionals believe they are providing and the experiences…

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Embracing the New Year with Confidence: Ostomy Care and Management

  As we welcome the New Year, it’s an opportune time for individuals with ostomies to reevaluate and reinforce their care routines. This journey, marked by resilience and strength, can be navigated with confidence by embracing new practices and perspectives. Understanding Ostomy Changes in Winter Cold weather can affect your skin and the ostomy appliance.…

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Embracing the Holiday Season with Confidence: Ostomy Care Tips

As the holiday season approaches, it’s a time of joy, family gatherings, and celebrations. For individuals with an ostomy, this festive season also brings unique challenges. In this blog post, we’ll share essential tips to help you confidently enjoy all your holiday events with effective ostomy care. 1. Stay Hydrated and Mindful of Your Diet:…

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Karron’s Story

I got an emergency ileostomy just before Christmas in 2017. For 6 months prior I had suffered with a persistent C-Diff infection that very nearly took my life. When I awoke after surgery and slowly became aware of what had happened, I was in shock and denial. I was horrified by this “alien” device and…

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A Breath of Fresh Air: The Benefits of Na’Scent Ostomy Odor Eliminator

Living with an ostomy can be a life-changing experience, allowing individuals to regain their health and independence. However, managing ostomy-related odors can be a challenging aspect of this journey. Fortunately, products like Na’Scent Ostomy Odor Eliminator have emerged as a welcome solution, providing relief and restoring confidence to those who have undergone ostomy surgery. In…

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Dee Dee’s Story

Hi. My name is Dee Dee and I have been living with Crohn’s for 22 years and have had over 60 surgeries/procedures related to this disease. Has been one wild journey. I was misdiagnosed several times and then once we got the diagnosis it just went downhill. They have been some rare instances where I…

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Jessica’s Story

As I lay in the sterile hospital room, the beeping machines and the faint whispers of the medical staff filled the air. I was recovering from my ileostomy surgery, a procedure that had fundamentally changed my life. I knew that the road to recovery would be long and challenging, but I was determined to embrace…

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