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Living with Ostomy

The 5 Ostomy Supplies You Must Have for Stoma Care

Ostomy surgery is a life-saving procedure that gives ostomates a new lease on life. But searching through the vast sea of ostomy supplies can be daunting. We've made it easier with these 5 ostomy supplies for stoma care designed with your body and lifestyle in mind.

Living with Ostomy

Showering With Ostomy Bag

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.

Living with Ostomy

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.

Living with Ostomy

Changes in Mind and Body After Ostomy Surgery

Some emergent surgeries can result in a stoma .and Every ostomate Struggled with thier

Living with Ostomy

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 events@HPFY

Living with Ostomy

Living With an Ostomy

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.

Living with Ostomy

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.

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