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.
Ostomy-Friendly Food Ideas
This is a smart go-to option because food preparation is a little more nuanced for ostomy patients. They have to focus on consuming a higher volume of softer foods. Therefore, you could get them a nice blender to make smoothies. It’s a serious deal if your friend just had surgery and has more restrictions.
What are the most acceptable food gifts for ostomates? Try easily digestible foods like yogurt, steamed veggies, moist turkey, and peeled fruit (no seeds). Avoid things that produce gas or odor such as alcohol, peanuts, processed meats, and heavy carbohydrates.
Gift Card for Massage Treatment
We could all use a nice spa trip to relax and relieve muscle tension. This might be extra true for an ostomate. After a while, it becomes easier to handle everything, but new patients sometimes experience severe back pain following their procedure. A thorough massage and maybe some skin treatment can work wonders for healing and recuperation.
Since they can still do almost all the same activities, consider getting them tickets to an event or go somewhere that involves brisk walking. Most folks won’t say “no” to seeing a movie, live concert, or maybe a trip to the zoo/aquarium.
Does your pal like to read? Again, if they’re recovering from their surgery and need something to do, then reading is a relaxing way to pass the time.
We hope this gives you a few gift ideas for your ostomate relatives and friends. Just remember that if you’re going to give them food gifts or have them over for a feast, ask them what they’re allowed to eat first.
You can learn all about ostomy management, ostomy products, and more from your friends at Fortis Medical Supplies. We’re the most reliable producer of pouches and all the important accessories. Contact us anytime with questions or concerns at 855-550-2600.