Emptying Your Ostomy Bag Away From Home

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As we approach holiday season, you may be getting concerned about emptying your colostomy bag in a new place. Our colostomy bag liners can reduce this concern. Emptying A Colostomy Bag At A Friend’s House Home is of course where you feel most comfortable emptying your ostomy, ileostomy or colostomy bag but there are products that can help you feel […]

Overcoming Ostomy Bag Stigma

Ostomy stigma

Adapting to life with an ostomy, ileostomy or colostomy bag can be hard enough without having to fear judgement from others. Many people worry about getting judged in certain scenarios, or sadly, may have faced questions from people who don’t understand what it is like living with a colostomy bag. These are some of those common situations. Swimming With An […]

Can I Play Sports With An Ostomy Bag?

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Many people with a new stoma fear that playing sport with a colostomy bag isn’t possible – but it is! Once your doctor or surgeon has given you the go-ahead to begin exercise again, you can enjoy any sport you wish to. Your approach to playing sport may need to be adjusted slightly from how you used to play but […]

Traveling Advice for Ostomates

Travel with an ostomy bag

Traveling with an ostomy pouch can be a daunting prospect, but it’s much easier than you think as long as you’re prepared and armed with the right information. If you’re flying for the first time since receiving your stoma, you’ll likely have a lot of questions about what kind of items you need to take when traveling to manage your […]

Foods To Avoid With An Ostomy Bag

Foods to avoid with an ostomy pouch

While you can generally eat what you want with an ostomy bag, there are certain foods that you should avoid depending on how they affect your body. Some foods can cause the production of gas, which if you have an ostomy, can be fairly uncomfortable and sometimes painful. While everyone reacts differently, it’s best to test out each food and […]

Famous Ostomates

Well-known ostomates

While ostomy surgery is still fairly rare, it’s not as rare as you may think. In fact, over 750,000 people live with ostomies in America alone. According to the United Ostomy Association of America, over 130,000 life-saving ostomy surgeries occur in America each year. Interestingly, there are a number of key figures in history who have also undergone ostomy surgery. […]