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Raising Ostomy Awareness with Ostomy Awareness Day 2017!

 7 years ago in 2010, National Ostomy Awareness Day was created with a goal to spread awareness and increase the visibility of those living with ostomies.  This life-changing surgery is recognized on October 7th, 2017 with the purpose in mind to educate, inform and inspire those on this journey. Life after an ostomy isn’t an easy life to adjust to but with the right support, resources, and […]

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How getting her wished Stoma gave fitness guru her life back!

After 5Y of suffering Crohn’s Disease, My Wished for Stoma Gave me my Life back! When registered Dietician, Personal Trainer, and Cook, Sylvia, first experienced systems of Crohn’s disease, she instantly knew something wasn’t right. On December 10th 2012, she experienced severe food poisoning which triggered her disease to flare up. Experiencing severe bleeding and pain, which then […]

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Ileostomy Inspires Online Community

On a mission to inspire others through the connected digital world, 30-year-old, Wieke from the Netherlands, has dedicated her personal Instagram account and her time to motivate, inspire and bring comfort to others who experience life with an ileostomy. Diagnosed in September 1999 with Crohn’s Disease, Wieke had her ileostomy in January 2012. Now followed by close to 2,000 […]

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Radiating Confidence with an Ostomy Bag

“If someone had told me when this journey began that I would be in a boudoir glamour shoot radiating confidence with an ostomy bag I would have laughed at them and then silently cried about it later. “ It was something I had on my dreams list but didn’t dare to think about after getting […]

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Crusting?

Does your skin ever become red and sore under the wafer of your ostomy appliance?  Sore, irritated skin is not only uncomfortable it also reduces the wear time of the pouching system and contributes to an increased number of pouch changes. When the skin is raw it constantly secretes small amounts of fluid that can […]

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Giving Thanks for My Ostomy

I am one of 1.6 million Americans living with Crohn’s Disease. I grew up in Miami, Florida and was diagnosed right before I entered high school. I woke up from a colonoscopy and my mother told me the news. I was drugged and groggy, but somehow I clearly remember that moment. It’s not something you […]

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Effects of Foods After Ostomy Surgery

Life after surgery requires adapting to effects of foods. Use trial and error to determine your individual tolerance. Do not be afraid to try foods that you like, just try small amounts. Here are 5 tips for foods after Ostomy surgery!   Foods with a high level of food dyes will change the color of your […]

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Benefits of Pouch Covers for Ostomy Bags

We’ve been in the business of making pouch covers for your Ostomy bag for 6 years now. In that time, we have learned that creating pouch covering with comfort, style and durability in mind is crucial. We use only high quality, durable fabrics in our pouch covers. This will ensure that a cover purchased from […]

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What to Expect After Ostomy Surgery

No two Ostomies are alike. How you feel after ostomy surgery will depend on the reason behind your surgery and how you heal. Here are some common things to expect: You will experience many of the five stages of grief but this will pass. Explore different sources of support is UOAA (United Ostomy Association of […]

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Travel Tips When Traveling with an Ostomy Bag!

Traveling with an Ostomy isn’t easy. Those adjusting to life with an ostomy bag should make clear plans for their time traveling. At C&S Ostomy Pouch Covers, we have over 10 years of Ostomy life experience and have compiled Top Tips When Traveling with an Ostomy Bag to help guide you during your journey. By […]

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