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Every 4th Thursday of the month

Ostomy Support Group & Webinar

Every 2nd Tuesday of the month – 7PM ET

Hosted by Christine Kijek, RN BSN - Wound Care, Continence and Ostomy Nurse

  • Ostomy surgery
  • Stoma types
  • Stoma complications
  • Fitness with an ostomy
  • Intimacy and the ostomate
  • Adapting to life post-surgery
  • Ostomy + IBD (Inflammatory Bowel Disease)

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We will discuss procedures, expectations and your health before surgery

HPFY Christine Kijek

Christine Kijek

Christine Kijek is an RN at Danbury Hospital in Danbury, CT. Not only does she have a wealth of knowledge in this field, but she is also an ostomate herself. Christine lives in Bethel, CT, with her husband, Ed. Her children and four grandchildren live nearby. Christine is an avid gardener and enjoys riding motorcycles. She and her husband love to travel and can often be found onboard a Carnival Cruise ship lounging by the pool.

Articles by Christine Kijek

Not Just a Colorectal Surgery Nurse - a Patient Too

“I’m not just a nurse teaching you this – I've lived it”, this is a phrase that I say time and again to my patients. I have been an ostomate. In 2014 I had a surgery that gave me first-hand experience into the world of having a stoma...

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Living With an Ostomy

For those of you who are in the planning phase of ostomy surgery, the fear of the unknown is high. What will I feel? How will I cope? Will everyone know? What will my body look like? How will I manage it? Will my spouse still love me...

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Fecal Incontinence: Managing the Embarrassment

What can be more embarrassing than losing control of your bowels while out in public? Now you need to get out without being seen or having someone notice the odor. Fecal incontinence is devastating to someone struggling with this...

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