“Mastering Life with an Ostomy” Part 1 of 3 (w/video)

I was invited by the Reno Ostomy Association to speak to their group and share some of my tips for people living with an ostomy and also caregivers.

This has been a huge honor and I’ll be sharing more about my trip in a later post. But for now, I’d like to share that presentation with you all.

This will be a three-part series, with each part covering different topics.

Part 1 (below) features:

  • My Crohn’s Disease and ostomy story and how “VeganOstomy” was born.
  • Common concerns for ostomates.
  • How to develop a “bulletproof mind”.
  • Strategies to help reduce stress and problem solve ostomy-related issues.
Mastering Life with an Ostomy: Part 1 of 3
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Part two can now be viewed HERE!

Stay tuned for three, where I talk about tips for both caregivers and healthcare professionals!

Special thanks to the following sponsors of this event:

  • Coloplast
  • ConvaTec
  • Hollister
  • Pacific Coast Region of the WOCN Society
  • The Gene Galindo Memorial Fund

And a very special thanks to Jennifer Lee, the President of the Reno Ostomy Association, and the one who worked tirelessly to get me to Reno!

Jennifer and Eric

More info about the Reno Ostomy Association can be found HERE.

10 thoughts on ““Mastering Life with an Ostomy” Part 1 of 3 (w/video)”

  1. Well done, Eric! We are all lucky to have you helping and representing us in a simple, understandable way. You are so comfortable about our issues connected to ostomies which helps to lessens the stigma and fear we sometimes face.


  2. Thanks for the video. Im really thankful for the power you give me. Your videos are so helpful. Thank you.You give the internet a good name.

  3. Eric you knocked it out of the park with this video, so professionally done, so informative and uplifting. Can’t wait for the next two videos. BRAVO‼️

  4. Very interesting, One very interesting point is the one about “Men" come on lads “whats the crack" I know I am guilty of having to be dragged to the Doctors but times are changing and its more of a “Man" to face up to problems! Plus remember this ostomy is their to lead a normal life. Cheers Eric thanks for sharing :-) 


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