Stephanie Marie’s Story

  I was diagnosed with Crohn’s disease when I was 10. I’m now 38 years old and living with an ileostomy. I tried all the crohns meds over the years, but 3 years ago I had a horrible flare up that ended in an emergency total colectomy. I struggled a lot the first year with…

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Ava’s Story

After suffering from Crohn’s Disease for 15 years, I had to have a complete colon and rectum removal in order to both save my life, and restore quality to my life. A fellow ostomate shared her thoughts about Na’Scent, and after one use I knew it was something I couldn’t be without. I’ve tried other…

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Talia’s Story

I was misdiagnosed with Ulcerative Colitis back in 2008 before having several surgeries to remove my colon and create my j-pouch. After a few more surgeries I was finally properly diagnosed with a very severe case of Crohn’s Disease and have been having major abdominal surgeries about once a year ever since. I’ve had issues…

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Laura’s Story

Hi, my name is Laura Lang. I am a Certified Wound Ostomy Nurse and an ostomate. I’ve had an ileostomy since 2008 due to crohn’s disease. It’s amazing how much better my life has become.  Crohn’s no longer controls me or prevents me from living life. My ostomy also lead me to my current career…

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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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The emotional side of an ostomy

There are many reasons for getting an ostomy. Some people with Crohn’s disease or ulcerative colitis will opt for the surgery at the recommendation of their doctor, while others essentially have no choice because of cancer or another life-threatening illness. Since an ostomy requires consistently wearing a pouch or bag on the body that collects…

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Edit’s Story

I was diagnosed with Crohn’s disease at the age of twenty. My symptoms started with the constant bowel movements, at some point almost twenty a day, and a rapid twenty-pound weight loss. The doctor informed me that my case was one of the worst and most advanced he has seen. I had been using medication…

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