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Before Ostomy Surgery

Video: 6 Things I Wish Someone Had Told Me Before Ostomy Surgery

In this video, Laura Cox, our Ostomy Lifestyle Specialist, talks about what she wishes someone had told her before ostomy surgery. She doesn't regret the surgery, and she appreciates her current quality of life -- but she does wish she'd had a little better grasp of what her future held.

Aimee Sharp
Having a Child with a Stoma

Parents to Parents – Having a Child with an Ostomy Video: Part 2

In this video, our Ostomy Lifestyle Specialist interviews her parents. Moms and dads will find helpful advice about having a child with a stoma.

Aimee Sharp
Having a Child with an Ostomy

Parents to Parents – Having a Child with an Ostomy Video: Part 1

In this video, our Ostomy Lifestyle Specialist interviews her parents. Moms and dads will find helpful advice about having a child with an ostomy.

Aimee Sharp
Mental Health

Mental Health with an Ostomy

Shield HealthCare's Ostomy Lifestyle Specialist, Laura Cox, discusses the mental health challenges she faced before and after surgery.

Aimee Sharp
Ostomy Appliance

Recorded Webinar: Ostomy Appliances

Watch this recorded webinar: adapting to life with an ostomy is helped by choosing the right appliance. Here, we look at choosing the right ostomy products.

Danny Nguyen
Child’s Ostomy Surgery

Video: How to Prepare for Your Child’s Ostomy Surgery

In this video, our Ostomy Lifestyle Specialist, Laura Cox, gives tips about how to prepare for your child's ostomy surgery.

Aimee Sharp
what is an ostomy

Video: What Is An Ostomy?

In this video, our Ostomy Lifestyle Specialist, Laura Cox, answers the question: what is an ostomy? She talks about surgery, recovery and more.

Aimee Sharp
Ostomy Surgery for Men

Video: Ostomy Surgery for Men

Because ostomy surgery takes place very close to the prostate, ostomy surgery for men means different considerations than for women. Learn more.

Aimee Sharp
Medicare Ostomy

Medicare Patients’ Go-To Solution for Ostomy Supplies and Lifestyle Resources

Watch this video to hear our Ostomy Lifestyle Specialist discuss why she came to partner with Shield and how together we can help medicare ostomy patients.

John Maynard
Since Getting Ostomy Surgery

Things That Still Bother Me Since Getting Ostomy Surgery – And How I Resolve Them

Since getting ostomy surgery, Laura Cox, our Ostomy Lifestyle Specialist, has been grateful for every day. But that doesn't mean there aren't annoyances!

Laura Cox
Serving Medicare Ostomates Nationwide
Dear Laura, I wear a two piece ostomy bag. I need help with concealing an ostomy bag. When I move around my shirt hikes up and the tip of the bag peeks out from under my shirt.
Tom
Hi Tom, I have a few suggestions that may help!
 
First, I'm wondering if a stealth belt would be a good option for you. This is a black belt that you can conveniently tuck your ostomy in to. It requires you to turn your ostomy pouch 45 degrees...

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