As you probably already know, good hygiene becomes even more important after ostomy surgery. Bathing with an ostomy is not difficult. The stoma does not interfere with being clean and there are many options available to keep the stoma from getting wet while showering or bathing. The type of stoma you have may play a part in what technique you choose. Learn about Christine Kijek's 5 tips for showering with ostomy bag.
8 Tips for Living with an Ileostomy
Life after an ileostomy is different, and it is natural to feel overwhelmed by all the changes taking place in your body and your life. You may feel confused and probably have a lot of questions about ileostomy care. It is important to take time to accept the changes you are experiencing. With time, you will see these feelings subside, and you will return to normal life. In the mean time, to help you navigate through this life-altering change, HPFY offers 8 tips for ileostomy care.
Changes in Mind and Body After Ostomy Surgery
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Minor and Major Problems Ostomates Face
Those with stomas can face some challenging events, some minor, some major. The minor episodes can be treated easily while the major incidents may require more serious treatments. Learn to deal with these challenging [email protected]
The journey of an ostomate is challenging. We are faced with fear of the unknown, fear of the changes in our bodies and fear of acceptance.
Not Just a Colorectal Surgery Nurse - a Patient Too
Christine Kijeck a colorectal surgical nurse at Danbury Hospital shared her experiences of dealing with colorectal surgery with the Ostomy Support Group started by HPFY.
5 Ways To Manage Incontinence After Prostate Surgery
Urinary incontinence after prostate surgery is normal and gradually returns to normal over time. Luckily there are ways to manage incontinence and improve your quality of life until you regain bladder control. LEARN MORE
7 Things To Know About Lumpectomy After Care
Undergoing lumpectomy surgery for cancer treatment can be overwhelming for a woman. But with proper post-surgical care, the road to recovery can be much easier and a lot quicker. Most patients can return to a normal routine within a few weeks. READ MORE
Prolapsed Stoma: What You Should Know
A prolapsed stoma may look scary, but it can usually be fixed at home by following some simple steps. Learn all about a prolapsed stoma at HPFY.
Finding the Best Odor Eliminators for Ostomates
Does the thought of ostomy odor make you anxious, self-conscious, and constantly anxious, especially in public? You don’t have to feel that way any longer. Find the best odor eliminators for ostomates at HPFY.
5 Mistakes To Avoid While Using Adult Diapers
Using adult diapers can be more complicated than you think. To avoid common mistakes, we have all the info you need. LEARN MORE
5 Best Tips and Products To Relieve Spring Allergies
If you're like me, you aren't exactly excited that spring is here. Every year, it's the same thing. The sun sets a little later, the air gets a little warmer, and I get a little congested. Then the watery eyes start, followed by sneezing and coughing, and before you know it, I'm searching for some sort of allergy relief.