Question: I have had an ileostomy for one year. I recently read about certain drugs and vitamins that are best taken in liquid form. How can I find out more? For example – which vitamins that I am currently taking actually dissolve properly in just my small intestine, and also drugs in pill form, such…Details
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The Disability Tax Credit Committee consists of members from Ostomy Canada Society and the Canadian Association for Enterostomal Therapy. They have been meeting monthly to discuss and plan the implementation of a strategy to inform the medical community, pharmacies, patients, and the general public about how people living with an ostomy can qualify for the Canadian Disability Tax Credit.
Ostomates have to receive the information and care which will enable them to live a self-determined and independent life and to participate in all decision making processes. It is the declared objective of the International Ostomy Association that this CHARTER shall be realized in all Countries of the World.
Ostomy Canada Connects (formerly called UOAConnection) is a newsletter outlining current events of Ostomy Canada Society and is published quarterly – January, April, July, and October. It is sent to all presidents of chapters affiliated with Ostomy Canada Society or anyone interested in being added to the email list.
Question: I’d always heard that patients shouldn’t use donut cushions following surgery to close the anus, as it can spread the cheeks apart and impede healing. Lately, though, I’ve been hearing that some surgeons say it depends on whether the patient has a skinny or well-padded bottom – which will either spread the wound open…Details
Question: I’ve had my ostomy since 2016. Last November I had an obstruction due to a hernia. My surgeon referred me to a surgeon specializing in laparoscopic parastomal hernias. I had my surgery on January 8/20. Unfortunately, he could not do it laparoscopic or with mesh do to scar tissue. I now have the hernia…Details
Question I have had an ileostomy since 2015. I am seasoned and understand everything about bag options and changing flanges etc. In August (1 year ago) i had stoma relocation surgery from the right side of my stomach to the left, after 3 hernia correction surgeries. After the relocation, my flange would not fasten to…Details
Question Hi, I’m a new ileostomy patient (5 weeks post-op) with a retracted stoma and a very foreign (non-English) OHIP stoma nurse whom I don’t understand. I’m struggling with leaks and damaged skin and changing bags four times a day. I see the nurse every two weeks and she changes the bag for me, which…Details
Question After going through an ileostomy last year I was ‘taught’ how to apply my flange when using a 2-part flange/pouch system. After cutting the hole in the flange to the needed size I was ‘taught’ to put a bead of Adapt paste around the edge of the hole in the flange before adhering the…Details