Ask An Ostomy Lifestyle Expert
Jo-Ann or Andrea provide a fresh and candid outlook, through valuable tips and perspectives about how to live with an ostomy, from her own experiences.
Jo-Ann L. Tremblay
After lifesaving emergency surgery, Jo-Ann has had her colostomy since July 2011, her positive outlook on life has enabled her to thrive her life-changing alteration. A 2nd chance at life is the icing on the cake, the cherry on top. Her journey inspired her to write her second book, “Better WITH a Bag Than IN a Bag” – From the brink of death to recovery through humour and inspiration, published in 2012. Jo-Ann’s desire to share awareness and advocacy further inspired her to create the blog, “THE OSTOMY FACTOR”, joannltremblay.wordpress.com, enjoyed by ostomates around the world. Vice-president of the consulting firm Novacomm since 1987, and proprietor of Potentials Management since 2004, Jo-Ann is a life coach consultant for private individuals, corporations and government agencies.
“My goal while working with the Ostomy Canada Society, as an Ostomy Lifestyle Expert, is to spread awareness, education and uplift people about life with an ostomy, through sharing tips I have learned along the way, and answering your questions with the intent on helping to make your life easier.”
January 2020 Vancouver Ostomy High Life Bulletin
As part of Ostomy Canada Society’s dedication to continually grow our resources and support, we are pleased to welcome you to the “Ask The Ostomy Lifestyle Experts” feature.
People with an ostomy, those with surgery pending, ostomy caregivers and healthcare professionals are encouraged to enjoy this column for education, inspiration and a healthy dose of optimism from Jo-Ann L. Tremblay, Ostomy Canada Society Medical Advisory Committee, Ostomy Lifestyle Experts.
To ask a question of the Ostomy Lifestyle Experts, send an email to: firstname.lastname@example.org.
By sending an email, you are agreeing to letting your question be used in the Ostomy Canada magazine, Ostomy Canada Connects newsletter and/or on our website. All replies will be through the column, general in nature, and anonymous.
This is a grid of the questions answered so far: