While many ostomates aren’t looking to protect their stoma from impact, a stoma guard can still be an extremely useful accessory when it comes to seat belts and clothing. I’ve worn the StomaShield guard for nearly two months, and I’m excited to bring you this review.
I had previously written about dealing with thick ostomy output, but many ileostomates have the opposite problem: liquid output. In this post, I’d like to go over a few tips that you can use to thicken up your output. These tips apply to colostomates who have loose stools but are directed more towards ileostomates.
Output from an ileostomy is generally liquid or loose, but some of us have thick ostomy output which can be difficult to manage. Colostomates also tend to have thicker output, but it’s generally drier, formed and far less frequent.
Because I have an ileostomy, I’ll be focusing on ways in which I’ve handled thick output. These may or may not work if you have a colostomy (or you may not have the same challenges).
Bathroom odors can be an embarrassing challenge for anyone, but ostomates have a few advantages when it comes to odor control. In this post, I’ll be going over the most popular (and a few DIY) options of dealing with ostomy pouch odors.
Ostomates have a lot of options to choose from when it comes to pouching systems, but it’s not always clear what the advantages and disadvantages are between a one-piece or a two-piece system. I hope that you’ll be able to learn the differences in the following post.
There’s a group of ostomate who love decorating their pouches; Be it with patterned duct tape or pouch covers. I haven’t ventured into any DIY projects (at least not yet), but I love seeing what others make for themselves. I came across a photo of a nice looking ostomy pouch cover on Twitter that caught my attention.
I was recording a video this afternoon for an upcoming product review, and I received a notification from Google+. Interested about why I’d be tagged in a comment from Megan, The Front Butt YouTuber, I checked out the post and subsequent video. Megan had posted an awareness video for ALS or Amyotrophic lateral sclerosis; you might know it as Lou Gehrig’s Disease.
When you get out of ostomy surgery, you’ll likely be given supplies from a manufacturer who partners with your hospital. Some people decide to stay with the same product long after they’ve recovered from their surgery, and others try new things in order to find the perfect match.
It seems rather silly that I even have to make a post about this, but unfortunately the information on the Hollister website isn’t very clear (no pun intended).
When I was looking at some of their ostomy pouching options on a supplier’s website, I came across one that listed “clear” and another that said “ultra-clear”. Hmm, I wonder what the difference is… so onto hollister.com, where I downloaded a printable catalogue and also searched for product through their website and I became more confused.
Symptom tracking apps seem to be available just about everywhere, but ostomy management apps are sorely lacking. Fortunately, one genius developer has come up with a solution, and he calls it OstoBuddy. OstoBuddy, which is available for both Android and iOS, is an ostomy supply tracker, history recording app, and appliance change reminder. In this review I’ll be covering those aspects of the app, which I purchased for myself through both the Google Play Store and Apple App Store.