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Webinar with Laura Cox, Ostomy Lifestyle Specialist

Brooke Phillips, CWCMS
Editor | Shield HealthCare
07/29/14  11:01 PM PST
Webinar with Laura Cox

This webinar with Laura Cox has already taken place. You can find a recording of the webinar here.

As an ostomate since 2011, Laura is excited to share insight and advice from her personal perspective on the most frequently asked questions about living with an ostomy. Join Laura for this informative webinar with popular ostomy topics, such as:

  • How to tell someone about your ostomy
  • How to travel with an ostomy
  • Tips for swimming with an ostomy

The webinar will include a 30 minute discussion on lifestyle-related topics followed by a 15-minute Q&A session with Laura Cox.

Laura looks forward to sharing her experience with you and answering your ostomy lifestyle questions. We hope you will join us for this live webinar, just for our ostomy community!

You can find dedicated videos and articles pertaining to all these topics below:

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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...


Comments

2 Comments

  1. Carl Zingale
    Posted August 5, 2014 at 3:55 pm PDT

    How long should one keep a bag on.

  2. Posted February 26, 2015 at 6:57 pm PDT

    WOCNs suggest you change your bag every 3-5 days. Some people can keep a seal for longer than 5 days. It depends on the person, pouching system, stoma, and abdominal surface area of each person. If your skin underneath the wafer starts to itch consistently before 3 days, change it anyway. Itching is a sign that there is moisture or a possible leak.

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