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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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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Can You Make Pregnancy Work with an Ostomy?

One of the most important things is your life is getting pregnant. It is considered to be extremely memorable. You might have heard of the usual pregnancy stories about the importance of care. Having an ostomy could leave you worried about your fate. However, there is no need to stress as having an ostomy is…

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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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Keeping Hydrated with an Ostomy

Dehydration can take a toll on your health, especially if you have an ostomy. Maintaining adequate hydration is necessary. Although it can be difficult to keep up with your fluid intake requirements, there are many ways through which you can remain hydrated. This post shares some of the top tips that will help you remain…

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Traveling with an Ostomy

Traveling with a stoma might seem difficult. If you want to make sure that it does not prevent you from traveling, you have come to the right place. This post aims to provide you with all the information you need to enjoy your travels. With just a bit of planning, you will get to benefit…

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David’s Story

Suffered from Ulcerative colitis from age 18 months till I was 18. Been an ostomate for 48 years. Past National President of the United Ostomy Association of America. Passionate about breaking the stigma regarding ostomy surgery. I use the mantra I learned years ago in that “the ostomy is what you have, it is NOT…

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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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Katherine’s Story

I have had a urostomy for 47 years since the age of 12. Odor has been a problem the entire time. Your product is the first product I have found that works on my stinky urine output. I am a 22 year dialysis patient, too and have marked decrease in urine output. It has affected…

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Freya’s Story

I began having symptoms when I was in my last year of High School, but over the summer felt a lot better. However, when I began college, I was feeling worse than ever. Numerous trips to the bathroom during classes was playing havoc with my studies. I had a trip planned during intersession with friends…

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