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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My family and I are taking a road trip. I wanted to know what accessories should be used when starting to drive or ride in a car. Should I use something to cover the stoma?
Great question! It all depends on if the seat belt is coming in contact with your stoma.
If the seat belt does not come in contact with your stoma, no additional accessories are needed. If the seat belt does come in contact, you can use a stoma guard or a seat belt cover to protect the stoma

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