Top Tips to Dress Comfortably When Wearing an Ostomy Bag

Wearing an ostomy bag is not easy. It can make it difficult for you to dress up. Besides, you might feel that it is visible to everyone and would leave you feeling overwhelmed. The fear of everyone noticing your bag can prevent you from going out. However, you do not have to worry as the…

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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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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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Kathy’s Story

My name is Kathy (Kathleen). Oct. 20, 2016 during my first colonoscopy at age 69, I was immediately told I had cancer. I had a tumor just inside the anus. My surgeon told me right away I would need an ostomy. I was horrified as I first received 2 months of chemotherapy followed by 25…

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Linda’s Story

Hi, my name is Linda. It’s tough to try and briefly say how NaScent has affected and contributed to my 50 years living with my ostomy. Back in the 90’s NaScent was just a seed planted in hopes of helping ostomates live and deal with the daily struggles that come with their new lifestyle. After…

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The Beautiful Bag Podcast

“Michelyn Caldwell founded the company, NB Products (Na’Scent.com) in 1998. This company came to fruition after a close family friend, Linda, needed an ostomy when she was in her 20’s and learning about her struggles inspired Michelyn’s journey and dedication to help Linda and others! For those that are unfamiliar with the product, Na`Scent is…

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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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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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Helinka’s Story

I was never going to have a stoma, ostomy. My auntie had a couple over time and all I heard was negative things. As part of the recovery of surgery to remove stage three bowel cancer. The consultant and nurse convinced me that I would recover quicker and better. I did have a reversal. Unfortunately…

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Jearlean’s Story

Hi my name is Jearlean Taylor. I have been a double ostomate for almost 50 years, since the age of 3 years old. I have been a fashion model for 21 years now. My ostomies helped saved my life, but does not dictate my life. I do, be, and live my life to the fullest.…

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