Ostomy: Living with an Ostomy

How does your ostomy affect your diet? Can you still exercise with an ostomy? How can you prevent ostomy leaks? Learn everything you need to know about daily life with an ostomy.

National Ostomy Awareness Day Is October 3, 2021

Every three years ostomates worldwide, and their family and friends, come together to celebrate the resilience of the ostomy community. They help spread awareness on World Ostomy Day. This celebration...

What is Colostomy Irrigation?

Learning about irrigation played a big part in my decision to opt for a permanent ostomy instead of an attempt at reversal. I knew that irrigation would offer me the...

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...

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...

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