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Ostomy Webinar

Every 4th Thursday 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 a colorectal nurse at Danbury Hospital in Danbury, CT. She has a wealth of knowledge in this field as well as personal experience. HPFY is thrilled that she has been an active participant in the Ostomy Support Group. Christine lives in Bethel, CT with her husband Ed. Her children are married and live nearby. She has 4 grandchildren and is known as GiGi. Christine enjoys riding motor cycles and spends many hours gardening. She 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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