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Natural Disaster Preparation when Living with an Ostomy

Natural Disaster Preparation when Living with an Ostomy

Find useful tips for natural disaster preparation when living with an ostomy, including what to keep in an emergency evacuation bag.

Laura Cox, LPC
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6 Things I Wish Someone Had Told Me About Ostomy Surgery

Shield HealthCare's Ostomy Lifestyle Specialist shares things she wishes someone told her before undergoing ostomy surgery.

Laura Cox, LPC
What to expect at an ostomy support group

What to Expect at an Ostomy Support Group

Walking into a room without knowing what's waiting for you can be difficult. We talk about what happens at most support groups.

Laura Cox, LPC
Ostomy Misconceptions

Ostomy Misconceptions

There is much to learn when you are new to having an ostomy! Here, 5 common ostomy misconceptions are debunked and resources are given.

Laura Cox, LPC
Telling someone you have an ostomy

Telling Someone You Have an Ostomy

Shield HealthCare's Ostomy Lifestyle Specialist discusses telling someone you have an ostomy. She gives tips and talks about developing a script.

Laura Cox, LPC
Ostomy Support

Support and Coping After Surgery

There is no "normal" recovery from ostomy surgery. Learn more about ways to receive support, along with coping mechanisms you can use.

Aimee Sharp
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Coping After Ostomy Surgery

Coping after ostomy surgery is understandably a major adjustment for both the ostomate and the caregiver. Use these tips to help adjust!

Gina Flores
Ostomy Support Groups

UOAA Ostomy Support Groups

Ostomy support groups are a great way to educate yourself about how to live a full and meaningful life with your new ostomy. Read more here.

Laura Cox, LPC

Serving Medicare Ostomates Nationwide
For the past few months, I've found my stool has been pasty and sticky. Please tell me what to do to prevent ostomy "pancaking" from sticky stool.
The first thing I would suggest is to make sure you're drinking enough fluids throughout the day.
Drinking fluids will help make stool less sticky ...