Reversal Surgery Delays

July, 2017 Question: I am a 46 yrs old single white caucasian male EMS/EHS professional who had been injured several yr’s ago, I developed intra abd abscess’s and hernia’s chronic bowl obstruction’s etc, In Oct 2015 physicians operated on me and gave me what was only supposed to be 90-120 day Ileostomy and to have […]

Support for Elderly Patient

July, 2017 Question: I am searching for information/help/support for an 80 year old friend who has just had her bowel and bladder removed and now has two ostomies that she is totally unaccepting of or prepared to look after. She is presently 6 weeks post-op and still quite frail and in a rehabilitation unit at […]

Getting a Good Seal Around the Stoma

July, 2017 Question: Hello, I have a temporary ilio ostomy. My surgery was in December. I have been dealing with stabbing pain since. My surgeon doesn’t know how to help. The surgeon and ET nurse talked about granular tissue around the stoma. In January they cauterized the red lumps/ granular tissue. The pain has come […]

The affect of stress on an ostomy appliance

July 2017 Question: Does stress cause an ostomy to leak or affect the adhesiveness of the bag opening? Response: There are times when all ostomates encounter appliances that just won’t stick, and this is frustrating to deal with. We have all shared these experiences. There is always a cause for adhesives failing, and once you […]

Question about an ostomy shield

June 2017 Question: I have a colon ostomy bag and I’m trying to find a Canadian company that sells some type of shield to place over the bag so I can put my belt over the opening. Response: Great news! The company Convatec has a free stoma guard you can try. You simply need to […]