OstomyLife Community

Featured OstomyLife Community Members Wanted

Laura Cox, LPC
Ostomy Lifestyle Specialist | Shield HealthCare
12/29/17  2:25 PM PST
OstomyLife Community

Our OstomyLife community has been growing rapidly on our community page and social media sites and we want to get to know our amazing community members! Send us your story and any other information to ostomylife@shieldhealthcare.com and we will share different community members’ stories on our social media and community pages!

Laura has shared her battle with ulcerative colitis and her ostomy experiences, but there are so many different diagnoses that can lead to ostomy surgery, and everyone’s experiences with a stoma are different. The more stories we share, the more we can provide support to those who may be facing a decision about whether or not to have the surgery.

Suggested information to send:

  • Name
  • Tell us your story – with as many details as you’re comfortable with
  • What life looks like after ostomy surgery
  • Any other information you’d like to share

For more information, see related articles and resources here:

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.
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 pouch...



  1. Deanna
    Posted January 3, 2018 at 11:21 am PST

    I have a n illiostomy not colostomy Since there are some difference in the 2 I d like to hear from folks who have dealt with this for sometime
    I have advanced stage cancer n it traveled to the colon
    I appreciate any support n info I am healing from a major surgery very well Thank you much

  2. Aimee Sharp
    Posted January 24, 2018 at 3:05 pm PST

    Hi Deanna! Thank you for commenting and making a suggestion for the types of members we should be featuring. We will keep your request in mind. Our Ostomy Lifestyle Specialist, Laura Cox, is herself an ostomate, so most articles written by her are based on her experiences as an ostomate. You may find our articles about support and coping after surgery helpful: http://www.shieldhealthcare.com/community/ostomylife/2014/06/04/support-coping-ostomy-surgery/ Best of luck, and please let us know if you have any questions! -Aimee, Shield HealthCare

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