It’s always crucial for us to separate fact from fiction when discussing serious medical conditions: ostomy being no exception. While it is indeed a serious matter, and alters your lifestyle in certain ways, ostomy doesn’t have to feel like a prison sentence. We’d like to show you why by refuting some of these common stoma myths.
Get Ready to Plan Those Summer Trips! Traveling with an Ostomy is Easy
As we head into May, many of us are preparing our summer vacation plans, including out-of-town places to visit. Ostomy patients can (and do) travel extensively as well. Assuming you plan ahead, there’s no reason to let your condition hinder traveling. Check out a few pointers on how to make everything go smoothly and enjoy … Read more
How Do I Find the Best Barrier Fit for My Stoma?
It’s so important to use ostomy pouch products that fit well without leaving you vulnerable to leaks and skin irritation. One of the key ingredients to ensuring the right fit involves selecting the best barrier.
Fertility and Pregnancy with an Ostomy
What are the implications for fertility and pregnancy for ostomy patients of child-bearing age?
When Should You Start Getting Screened for Colorectal Cancer?
When should Americans get checked for colorectal cancer?
This is an important topic for us because this serious condition leads many patients to pursue ostomy procedures as a solution. As most people know, identifying cancer in its earliest stages offers you the best opportunity to beat it.
Getting a Colonoscopy? Here’s What You Need to Know
Valentine’s Date Night with an Ostomy
Valentine’s Day is right around the corner, so we thought it might be worth the time to discuss dating when you’ve had an ostomy. Many happy and healthy ostomates are still on the dating market, or they want to enjoy a nice date night with their spouse. At either rate, it’s an issue that can cause some anxiety, but only if you don’t prepare.
You’re Getting an Ostomy – Now What?
Are you preparing for an ostomy procedure soon and need a little support?
That’s an easy question to answer, in the affirmative, because it’s a big deal whether you’re about to undergo colostomy, ileostomy, or urostomy. Since there are misperceptions over certain lifestyle items, post-ostomy, we want to shine some light on what to expect. Here are a few FAQs we can answer for you.
One-Piece vs Two-Piece Ostomy Pouches
One of the best reasons to use MicroSkin ostomy pouches is the versatility of our products. Whether you prefer a one-piece or two-piece pouch system, we can accommodate you with multiple options. This is vital for ostomy patients since no two bodies are the same, nor should anybody be stuck with a “one-size-fits-all” supply structure.
Strategies for Storing Your Ostomy Supplies
Let’s discuss a few best practices for the proper storage of ostomy supplies. It’s important because you won’t want your pouches to receive damage or struggle to locate something in a jam. Plus, nobody wants to lose these items since they aren’t cheap to replace.