What is an Ostomy?

You might have recently heard from your doctor that you need an ostomy. If you have, you likely have a lot of questions and concerns. Namely, what is an ostomy...

Ostomies and Mental Health

“I awakened from surgery with a bag on my abdomen, and can’t stop crying!” This is a common situation after stoma surgery and one that requires the right response. Acknowledging...

What is an Ostomy?

You might have recently heard from your doctor that you need an ostomy. If you have, you likely have a lot of questions and concerns. Namely, what is an ostomy...

9 Tips for Older Ostomates

As we grow older, changes to our bodies can affect how well – or not-so-well – our relationship with our ostomy products can change. Physical changes, like arthritis and reduced...

Exercising with An Ostomy

Let’s talk about ostomies and exercise. Can you exercise with an ostomy? Absolutely. While I need to take some precautions with my ostomy and stay mindful of my abdomen, it...