While there are many clothing options for women who have an ostomy, it’s not so easy for men. Surprisingly, I haven’t found many resources which deal with men’s clothing challenges, so I’m hoping this post helps you guys out.
November 1st, 2014 is World Vegan Day, and I’d like to share my 5 favorite vegan resources in no particular … Read more
Changing an ostomy appliance doesn’t have to be complicated, but there are a few things you’ll want to do in order to do it right.
October 4th, 2014 marks this year’s “World Ostomy Day”. It’s a day that many ostomy associations and advocates use to promote greater awareness for ostomates around the world. I don’t typically tend to put extra emphasis on “special days”, since living with an ostomy and advocating for other ostomates is something I do every waking hour, but for this year’s World Ostomy Day, I’d like to encourage ostomates to celebrate life, and not be slowed down because of an ostomy.
Managing a chronic illness can be daunting. Keeping track of medication, medical history, a symptom diary, a food log, prescription receipts or important articles can get out of control pretty fast, so if you were to ask me for a single solution to keep this chaos in order, I’d tell you it’s Evernote. I don’t want the following post to sound like an ad; I just want to share with you how I’ve used this software to manage my Crohn’s Disease and my ostomy. I really, REALLY love Evernote!
Boy what a day! Sunday June 8, 2014 marked the 19th annual Gutsy Walk for Crohn’s and Colitis Canada. It was the first year I’ve been able to attend since my diagnosis in 2008 and the excitement really did make up for the lost time. We surpassed our local goal of $70,000 this year, and team VeganOstomy made up over $1500 of that.
Inspired by another fellow blogger (Behind the Times by Stephen Dempster), I’ve decided to finally get a proper EDC (every day carry) bag for my ostomy supplies. This new bag is replacing a MUCH LARGER tactical shoulder bag, which I may still use for hikes or whenever more supplies are needed.
I’ll be heading in for my second surgery soon. This time it will be to remove my rectum. For my ileostomy surgery, I brought a lot of stuff to the hospital – too much, in fact. So this time I’ll be trimming down what I bring based on that experience. Here are some things that you should bring or may want to consider bringing during your next hospital stay.