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Kysy asiantuntijalta: avanteen käyttö ja avanteen hoito

Kysy asiantuntijalta: avanteen käyttö ja avanteen hoito

Life with an ostomy can be challenging, which is why you need these tips and tricks to help you make your life with an ostomy more comfortable.

Ostomy Tips and Tricks No One Told You About

Ileostomy surgery can be lifesaving and even result in an improved quality of life. What should you know before having ileostomy surgery?


Ostomy Diet: What to Eat in the First Six Weeks

A low-fiber diet is recommended after surgery, but what else should you be keeping an eye out for while recovering post-op?

VeganOstomy ostomy travel kit 2015

My Ostomy Travel Kit – March 2015 Edition

Over the course of the 6 years that I’ve been living with a Colostomy/Ileostomy, I have heard one phrase over and over and over again: “I don’t know how you do that, I could never do it.” Occasionally, I’ve also heard: “I’d rather die than have to live with an Ostomy.” The first one, is …

5 Reasons Why Having An Ileostomy Is Awesome - Life, Lemons & Lemonade

If you've got an ostomy, you'll likely end up with leaks at some point. Here are the many causes (and solutions) for dealing with them.

Dealing With Ostomy Leaks: OSTOMY TIPS

If you have soreness around your stoma due to ostomy leaks, here’s a tip that might save your skin.


Dressing with an Ostomy: A Clothing Guide for Women

The ultimate guide to clothing for women with an ostomy! From lingerie to dresses, see what real women wear after surgery.

Is it normal to grieve the loss of an organ? I cried for nearly a month, than began healing.

Is It Normal to Grieve the Loss of an Organ? A friend recently asked me if I really did not miss my colon? It’s true I told him, I don’t miss my colon. However, it took me awhile to get to this point.

Exercises for Ostomates

IA - The Ileostomy & Internal Pouch Support Group - Exercises for Ostomates

How to sleep well with an ostomy.

When you have an ostomy, going to bed isn't always simple. What way should I lay? If I sleep like this will my bag leak? Will I wake up if my bag gets full?

Looking for a way to keep your Hollister ostomy pouch from dangling so much? Here’s a neat trick that can save you a lot of trouble.

Hollister Ostomy Pouch Hack – OSTOMY TIP (w/ video

Looking for a way to keep your Hollister ostomy pouch from dangling so much? Here’s a neat trick that can save you a lot of trouble.

My friend had her surgery four weeks ago to form an ileostomy and she is really in a bind. I know the ileostomy output cannot be controlled, but she is having to empty her pouch starting at 2:00 am, then every two hours throughout the night. She has not had a complete night of sleep since she has to empty her bag every two hours. Is there anything you can suggest? Is there a bigger bag?

Laura answers a question about how to slow down ileostomy output during the night. This enables people with frequent output to get a better night sleep.