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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. […]