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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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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