Living with an ostomy or IBD

Living with an ostomy or ibd

Life is hard enough without having to deal with health challenges.  Fortunately, there are plenty of resources and information to get you back on track. I’ve put together some information on living with an ostomy and/or IBD through my years of experience as a patient.  This information is not complete, but I will be adding more as time goes on.

What is an ostomy?: An intro to ostomies.

IBD/Ostomy Tips: From dealing with stool odor to preparing for your next hospital stay.

IBD Topics: A listing of all my IBD-related posts, beautifully organized for your convenience.

Solving common ostomy-related problems: A compilation of articles and videos to help troubleshoot and solve ostomy problems.

Dressing with an Ostomy (men): Tips (specifically for men) on how to dress with an ostomy; accessories and clothing options are discussed.

Dressing with an Ostomy (ladies): Tips for ladies on how to dress with an ostomy; many examples from real ostomates!

Perianal Disease: Including my journey with perianal disease and my surgery to have my rectum removed (proctectomy).

Ostomy Supplies: From product reviews to information about supplies and accessories.

Diet and Nutrition: From what I eat to examining the latest research on diet and IBD, learn ways to enhance your nutrition with special topics for ostomates.