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Vegan Ostomy

OstomyLife Community Spotlight | Eric P. | Vegan Ostomy

Eric, from Vegan Ostomy, talks food, family & adjustment after ostomy surgery. He gives tips and a unique perspective to the experience of having an ostomy.

Laura Cox
Meet Laura Cox

Meet Laura Cox | Video

Meet Laura Cox! In this video, Shield HealthCare's Ostomy Lifestyle Specialist is interviewed by our Spinal Cord Injury Lifestyle Specialist, Aaron Baker.

Aimee Sharp
Stoma and Seat Belt

Stomas and Seat Belts | Ask Laura

I wanted to know what accessories should be used when starting to drive or ride in a car, since the stoma and seat belt are right next to each other.

Laura Cox
Ostomy Misconceptions

Ostomy Misconceptions

There is much to learn when you are new to having an ostomy! Here, 5 common ostomy misconceptions are debunked and resources are given.

Laura Cox
Ostomy Lifestyle Interview

Ostomy Lifestyle Interview with Brian Greenberg | Video

Ostomy lifestyle interview with the founder and president of The Intense Intestines Foundation. Brain talks about attitude,expectations and much more.

Laura Cox
Ostomy Bag

Little Boy Surprises Parents By Wearing Dad’s Ostomy Bag to Be ‘Just Like Daddy’

In this article from Metro.co.uk, learn more about the little boy who melted hearts on the Crohn’s and Colitis UK Facebook page.

Aimee Sharp
Exercising with an Ostomy

Exercising With an Ostomy | Products That Can Help

In this blog, we discuss exercising with an ostomy and what products can make living an active lifestyle with a stoma easier and worry-free.

Laura Cox
Peristomal Skin Complications

Peristomal Skin Complications | Characteristics, Causes and Management

Peristomal skin complications (complications with skin around the stoma) are common among ostomates. We talk about characteristics and management.

Laura Cox
surgery

Preparing for Surgery

In this article we discuss what to expect during the pre-surgery visit with a WOC nurse as well as tips on how to prepare yourself for your total colectomy.

Laura Cox
high elevation and ostomies

High Elevation and Ostomies | Ask Laura

We discuss the possible difficulties of being at high elevation and the solutions for these difficulties for high elevation and ostomies.

Laura Cox
Serving Medicare Ostomates Nationwide
My 89-year-old mother loves to swim but she has found that the pouch fills with water when she gets into the pool. What can we do to fix this?
Cathy
We recently had someone reach out to our Facebook community with a similar question, and several of our OstomyLife community members responded with their own advice.
 
Hopefully you and your mother will find their answers helpful ...