“When you have a blockage, you’ll know.” That was the response my surgeon gave me right after stoma surgery, when I asked him what a blockage felt like and if I had to be concerned. It wasn’t a very specific answer, but he was very right. Allow me to elaborate a bit on my surgeon’s answer ...
My Ostomy Travel Kit – March 2015 Edition! | VeganOstomy
Having an ostomy EDC bag is a wise choice, and could be the difference between an inconvenience and a catastrophic leak while in public. Video incl.
Ileostomy Output | Ask Laura
My friend had her surgery four weeks ago to form an ileostomy and she is really in a bind. I know the ileostomy output cannot be controlled, but she is having to empty her pouch starting at 2:00 am, then every two hours throughout the night. She has not had a complete night of sleep since she has to empty her bag every two hours. Is there anything you can suggest? Is there a bigger bag?
Glossary of Ostomy Terms | VeganOstomy
Terms like, "pancaking" or "burping" may sound like they're describing a Sunday brunch, but in reality, ostomates have many clever words to describe what'
Life, Lemons & Lemonade -
Dear Emmett, How has an entire year gone by since the first time I laid eyes on your sweet face? Time is going too quickly already! And now we have a new baby on the way again, can you believe it? I want to take a few minutes and just tell you the many ways […] Read more
Everything you need to know about ostomies but were afraid to ask
Everything you wanted to know about ostomy bags, stomas and Ulcerative Colitis (but were afraid to ask) by blogger Sam Cleasby.