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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Embracing Intimacy With An Ostomy: What You Need to Know

Intimacy and intercourse are a part of the human experience but can feel vulnerable. With a little preparation and communication, though, it can still be a wonderful, fulfilling experience for partners. Read on to learn how effective communication with your partner will help you in this case. I’ll also share some effective tips for intimacy…

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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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Your Emotions After Ostomy Surgery: What to Expect

After surgery, many ostomy patients feel that their body image has been damaged in some way. This can sometimes lead to the development of negative emotions about the body and damage self-esteem. In this article, we’ll discuss some strategies for managing those negative emotions. Dealing With Emotions After Stoma Surgery It’s common to feel a…

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Taking an Airplane with an Ostomy: What To Expect And How To Prepare

For people with an ostomy, life doesn’t come to a grinding halt just because they’re planning a vacation. Fortunately, many tips and tricks can make traveling with an ostomy much easier. Check out these tips so you can start planning your next trip. Preparation If you have an ostomy, traveling can seem like a daunting…

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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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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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