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This week, we share some words of wisdom from Carol Marshall-Hanson, RN who is a Certified Wound Ostomy Nurse (CWON) at Seton Healthcare Family in Austin, TX. She gives her tips and best practices for patients with ileostomies. “Ileostomy” by BruceBlaus is licensed under CC BY-SA 4.0. Ileostomy is a surgery in which a small opening, called a stoma, is made in the abdomen. The surgeon brings a piece of the lowest part of the small intestine, called the ileum, through the opening where…
I got a whole day to get my head around the idea of having an ileostomy, many people don’t get even get that long, as it is often performed during emergency surgery. For some however, the su…
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When you first get an ostomy, the world of products available can be a very disorientating and intimidating place. Do I need a ring? What is a flange? I decided to put together a glossary type guid…
An ostomy patient reviews questions that many patients with ostomies commonly bring up, so you as a provider can provide better osotomy care.
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5 ostomy bloggers you need to follow chronic illness influencers who are changing the game
In this video Laura takes us through different positions for sleeping with an ostomy. She discusses pain reduction and many other helpful tips!
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5 IBD/ostomy blogs you need to read & why I turn to health blogs for help, advice and support - KTMY
One of the great things about blogging is that it gives everyone a voice. It gives a platform for people to share there experiences and offer advice and support to people going through similar things....
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Generally, I never considered that I had to stop doing the things I did before my ostomy, so when I recovered from surgery I simply carried on. Oh sure, of course I worried about how to keep my ostom
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