OstomyLife Community

Meet Your OstomyLife Community

Aimee Sharp
Author | Shield HealthCare
09/20/18  3:13 PM PST
OstomyLife Community

Our OstomyLife community began with just one person: Laura Cox. We brought her onto our team in 2014 after viewing her videos on YouTube, which she began making shortly after her ileostomy surgery in 2011. From there, Laura introduced us to people who had reached out to her, people she was influenced by and ostomates who had an online presence. We’re so happy to be constantly expanding our community! In 2018, we brought on our OstomyLife co-moderator, Kelsey Scarborough, to help us get more perspectives, and to make sure we were serving our colostomate community. We also have a close relationships with Eric Polsinelli of Vegan Ostomy, Brian Greenberg of The Intense Intestines Foundation and Bret Cromer, of the United Ostomy Association of America and Youth Rally, all of whom participated in our OstomyLife Roundtable Webinar.

Would you like to be featured in our OstomyLife community? We’d be happy to hear from you! You can learn more about how to be featured here.

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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.
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. Lori U.
    Posted December 20, 2018 at 5:10 pm PST

    This applies to all the websites I have looked at that sell products. None of them show models with actual ostomies. I would like to see how products look on people with appliances. I would bet there are others that feel like I do.

  2. Aimee Sharp
    Posted December 21, 2018 at 12:34 pm PST

    Hi Lori. Thanks for your comment. We do have a video called “How to Change Your Ostomy Pouch” where Laura shows the whole process of a bag change, including how the appliance looks on her. Is there any specific question you have? Let us know and we’ll see what we can do. Thanks! -Aimee, Shield HealthCare

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