Tips and Tricks for Holiday Eating With an Ostomy

The holidays are a delicious time of year, but for people with an ostomy, there are some things to keep in mind when it comes to eating and drinking. Certain foods and drinks may not suit everyone, so checking with your doctor or ostomy nurse before indulging is vital. With a little planning, you can…

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Richard’s Story

I came home from work one evening and had a bacon roll for my tea. During the evening I started to feel sick & unwell, which I put down to a bad batch of bacon. I then made my way up to the toilet for obvious reasons. From there I went steadily downhill & my…

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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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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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Ashley’s Story

I started having symptoms when I was 17. Then I was diagnosed with Crohn’s when I was 18. I tried every medication out there and tried so hard to live a life. It got so bad and so hard, and when I was 25 I had my entire large intestines removed and have had my…

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Ostomy Skin Care – How to Help Prevent Irritation

The Ultimate Guide to Ostomy Skin Care for Preventing Irritation Anyone who has uses an ostomy system knows just how frustrating skin irritation can be. Using a pouching system tends to cause burning and itching. Fortunately, you can practice Ostomy skin care to take care of your skin. It is crucial that you are gentle…

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Brendan’s Story

In December 2012, I had major cancer surgery for colorectal cancer. I was given a temporary ileostomy for a 4 month period. In April this was removed and I was placed back in so-called normal bowel operational mode and the pouch removed. It was then my real nightmare began. I was very fortunate that I…

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Everything You Need To Know About Ileostomy

For those of you that do not know, an ileostomy is an ostomy type that involves a surgical opening. It provides the end of your small intestine with a route for releasing stool. Generally, an ileostomy is created by a surgeon to remove a part of your rectum and colon. An external pouch appliance has…

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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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Lynette’s Story

My story begins at birth. I was born with a genetic disease called Ehlers Danlos Syndrome. Sadly, this disease is missed and you are just a medical mystery. At 8 years old I began having horrible constipation and stomach pain. We were told to just eat more fiber, nothing worked. I was always seriously underweight…

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