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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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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Open Enrollment: How You Should Select a Health Insurance Plan?

Getting health insurance is not easy, especially if you are an ostomate. However, it is crucial that you get health insurance. It can be difficult to obtain all the information you need to make a decision from a healthcare provider or insurance provider. There are a lot of things that you need to consider such…

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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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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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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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