My Ostomy Travel Kit – March 2015 Edition! (w/ video)

Ostomy EDC 2015

An ostomy EDC (every day carry) kit is priceless if you’re faced with an emergency leak or bag change while out of your home.  When I put together my 2014 EDC kit, I had a few extras in there that I thought I might need soon after surgery.  In this post, I’ll give you a run down of my 2015 travel kit with tips on how to put together your own.

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Keeping Hydrated with an Ostomy (w/ video)

keeping hydrated with an ostomy

Dehydration sucks, and anyone without a colon has likely been told by their nurse or doctor that maintaining adequate hydration is crucial. While it can be a challenge to keep up with fluid intake, there are many ways to do it. In this article, I’d like to share some practical tips that I’ve used myself, along with tips that have worked for others.

This information is focused on ileostomates, but many of these strategies can be used to help prevent dehydration in other circumstances, including diarrhea caused by IBD or for other types of ostomies.

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