You Can Have a Thriving Life with an Ostomy

The ostomy procedure, whether it's colostomy, ileostomy, or urostomy, does not have to mean the end of a vibrant social life. Especially with well-tailored ostomy supplies, many patients can resume the active life they had pre-surgery.

Of course, there is an adjustment phase, immediately post-op. We’d like to use this post to discuss what it’s like to adjust to the social components of life following your ostomy procedure.

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Join an Ostomy Support Group in 2023

One of the best ways to cope with post-ostomy surgery and ostomy management is to join a support group of like-minded folks. Since the number of Americans living with an ostomy is approaching one million, you shouldn't have to look too far.

What are the best reasons to join an ostomy support group?

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Helpful New Year’s Tips for Our Ostomate Friends

We’ve finally reached the end of 2022, and it’s time to prepare New Year’s resolutions for 2023. Fortis Medical Products wants to help you resolve to make life easier as an ostomy patient.

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Christmas Gift Ideas for Ostomates

Do you know a friend or family member with an ostomy and want to get them a Christmas gift that’s great for their condition? While ostomates can live pretty normal lives, and still do many fun activities, some items are more appropriate than others. Here’s a list of fantastic gift ideas for ostomates.

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Eating During the Holidays with an Ostomy Doesn't Have to be Difficult!

One of the most important things to monitor during the holiday season is one’s approach to eating as an ostomy patient. We touched upon this a little in our last post on holidays with an ostomy, but we want to delve a little deeper into dietary matters.

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Holidays with an Ostomy

The holiday season is here, a time for splendor and cheer, and not to the exclusion of ostomy patients. We’d like to show you a few ways to prepare for the holidays with a few strategies and ideas. This should be helpful for new ostomy patients as well as those who already know how to manage the condition.

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Being Comfortable with Your Stoma Bag at Work is Possible

There’s way less apprehension about undergoing an ostomy procedure nowadays because it’s easier than ever to take care of things post-surgery. This includes activities like exercise, sleeping, intimacy, and anything else you would normally do.

It’s also important to know how to handle your stoma while you’re at work. In this post, we’ll cover a few pointers on how to manage your stoma bag and remain comfortable at work.

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Things to Know as a Female Ostomate

Let’s look at some of the most pressing concerns for managing an ostomy condition as a woman. There are certain health issues, germane to females, that require specific consideration such as menstruation, pregnancy, and menopause. This article won’t replace the advice of your physician but can give you a bird’s-eye-view of what to expect when managing a stoma in light of those factors.

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Recognizing Ostomy Awareness Day

What is Ostomy Awareness Day? It’s an awareness commemoration that falls on October 1st this year where we take additional time to help others understand the procedure. This, of course, includes teaching ways to cope with the post-operative lifestyle issues that arise from undergoing an ostomy.

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Introduction to Basics of Ostomy Products

If you’re about to undergo an ostomy procedure, then you’ll want to familiarize yourself with how to manage things properly afterward. Modern advancements in ostomy products make this more convenient and allow you to live a normal life. We’ll show you how it’s possible when you use Fortis Medical Products to take care of the stoma site following a colostomy, ileostomy, or urostomy procedure.

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