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Bedding Dignity

Question This message is to request your assistance with the following: 1) Bedding and daily solutions for protection from leakage2) Dignity – Ways to make my Dad feel better about himself and not embarrassed about his condition. My Dad is a wonderful man. He has helped others expecting nothing in return for many years. He…

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Yukon Ostomy

Question I am inquiring on behalf of my client. Do you have a support group for people living with a colostomy bag in the Yukon? My client (age 69) and with limited eyesight and living in a very small community, is adjusting however there are obstacles to overcome. I think she would be greatly helped…

Karen Campbell

2019 WOC – EP Education Award

On May 29th the NSWOCC Wound Ostomy and Continence Institute is holding its Virtual Graduation Ceremony. Karen Campbell of London, Ontario, is the recipient of the 2019 Ostomy Canada WOC – EP Nurses Award. She will be recognized at the graduation ceremony. Karen E Campbell – Bio Her education and certifications includes: BScN, MScN, PhD,…

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Rapid weight loss

Question I’ve noticed that I lost 6 pounds overnight. I know the scales are accurate. I could feel it in my clothes as well. How is this possible? Is this common?   Response Regardless of the type of ostomy or bowel diversion, it is not typical to experience a 6-pound weight loss overnight. Having said…