Virgie’s Story

Hi friends! I am a 62 year old female. I have had my ileostomy since I was 18 due to severe ulcerative colitis. I have had many ups and downs through the years, but I am happy to say no problems with my Ostomy! I have had to change appliances and wafers over the years…

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Protect Your Stoma During the Cold Weather

As many parts across eastern and central USA have experienced record high temperature, winter has decreased the temperature considerably. The fact is that winter might still not be over. The temperatures will continue to remain in the low 30s which is why it is crucial to protect your stoma during the cold weather. Abdominal incisions…

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Michael’s Story

I suffered from severe UC from my very first flare at 22. My first GI doctor told me within my first month that I had a bad case and would need surgery eventually. That obviously frightened me. Years of hopping from one med to another trying to find something that works and changing doctors as…

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Lily’s Life Story

Celebrating the Life of One of our Long Time Customer, Lily Thank you for keeping our Auntie Lily well supplied and in very timely fashion with her favourite trusted incomparable Na’scent.  Sad to say she passed away at the grand old age of 101 on August 28 2021.  Family recall that she was one of…

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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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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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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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Clair’s Story

I was diagnosed with Crohn’s in 2011 and was petrified of needing a stoma as omg how embarrassing. Years went on and I was fine a bit of a Dicky tummy but that was it.. well until 2017 when I wasn’t ok anymore. Had to try every drug going and although I thought I was…

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Jasmine’s Story

Hi, I’m Jasmine. I was diagnosed with Crohn’s disease in March 2019. There was a long battle to get to that diagnosis, almost 7 years in the making, and within those 7 yrs, I’ve lost count in how many surgeries I had. After being diagnosed I was immediately put on infusions and different medications, then…

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Bernie’s Story

Hi, my name is Bernadette, I am 73 years old. I have had an ileostomy for about 8 years. If you have had an ileostomy or colostomy, it is an adjustment…it gets easier and your life will be ok. I swim, I travel, I work in my garden, I do everything I always did…..one exception…

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