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I Don’t Want an Ostomy Bag – Top Concerns for Those Facing Ostomy Surgery

Aimee Sharp
Author | Shield HealthCare
05/11/17  10:22 AM PST

No one wants an ostomy bag. But Laura’s had one since 2011 and it hasn’t stopped her from having friends, traveling, dating and enjoying her life. Watch Shield HealthCare’s Ostomy Lifestyle Specialist take us through the top fourteen ostomy concerns those facing surgery may have.

These fourteen concerns that Laura addresses are: leaks; noise; dressing; body image; going out in public; sports, leisure and other activities; friends; dating and sex; sleeping; odor; hydration; and travel.

Check out these links for more information about the concerns Laura touches on:

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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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