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Ostomy Inspiration

Aimee Sharp
Author | Shield HealthCare
01/25/15  10:30 AM PST
Ostomy Inspiration

We all have down days; sometimes a little inspiration can help lift our spirits, motivate us to nurture our support network, and remind us to be kind to ourselves. Your ostomy doesn’t have to stop you from living your life just the way you would like. You don’t have to let your stoma and pouch define you.

Looking for even more inspiration? Head over to our Facebook community and find great stories like this one: “End of May will be 2 years for me and I have never had anyone stare or point at my bag area. Yes, the first couple months I couldn’t imagine ever getting used to wearing so-called normal clothes. Now I wear everything I want just like before. I do get a little emotional sometimes when changing the wafer, but I still can’t believe how far I have come since I’m the biggest baby ever! Lol” -T.

And this one: “Nothing has changed. I still do what I did before my ostomy. I can’t eat certain foods, but that’s ok. At least I’m not bonded to the bathroom as before.” -N.

Get inspired! Find the pick-me-up you need, or offer your support to our community here:

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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 ...


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