Everyday Ostomy Tips

Aimee Sharp
Author | Shield HealthCare
08/04/14  10:08 AM PST
Ostomy Tips

After ostomy surgery, there are so many new things to deal with; it may feel like everything to do with your pouch is a crisis. But before too long, you’re getting back to your “normal” life, and learning how to make life with your pouch easier. (Or pouches – shout out to those with more than one!)

There is an adjustment period when people with new ostomies are trying to learn how to maneuver through life with this new addition. Veterans to the ostomy community may also appreciate finding new and innovative ways to improve their day-to-day life.

In this section you’ll find articles and videos about things we each do everyday (or at least, most days). From how to get a good night’s sleep with an ostomy, to odor management, showering, or wearing your favorite outfit, our resources are designed to help to make your day-to-day life easier. Or if you can’t find what you’re looking for, you can always Ask Laura.

Check out these articles and videos for some helpful everyday ostomy tips:

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Hey Laura, I’m a new ostomate and just got the clearance from my doctor to resume a regular diet. Any tips for things I should watch out for?
Susan
Hi Susan, Excellent question!
 
I would say there are three important things you can do to reduce your risk of problems when returning to a more normal diet...


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