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What's the best way of telling someone you have an ostomy?

Hi there, I need some advice please...I've been going to my local nightclub for 5 years, I guy who's also gone there all that time (and longer apparently) is suddenly showing an interest in me. He's very shy, quiet and hardly talks to anyone but his close mate, they're both bachelors, it was my new 'hairdo' (my wig since hair loss due to low dose chemo for my crohn's) that did it, they were lightheartedly arguing whether it was me or not! I started chatting to the quiet guy, I've only ever said ...

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Ostomy diet

Is there such a thing as an ostomy diet? I am barely getting any output from my colostomy in at least a month, and I have absolutely no appetite. Last year I was in hospital with what they thought was a partial small bowel obstruction. My "diet" has been small amount of baby oatmeal and some coffee at breakfast: maybe cup of soup for lunch. Small amount of yogurt, jars of baby fruit. I tried to eat small amounts of well-cooked green beans with the carrots today. I've tried to dri...

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Is it possible to be regular with an ostomy?

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Recycling ostomy bags???

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Disposing of an ostomy bag at a friend's house

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Naming my ostomy

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Product News: Cavilon Barrier Film => Nexcare Liquid Bandage Spray

by Charlotte Allen, RN, CWOCN, editor of Abilene (TX) Tomy Tabloid

This article is provided to JDBS courtesy of Stillwater-Ponca City (OK) Ostomy Outlook and is Copyright by Stillwater-Ponca City (OK) Ostomy Outlook

While this page contains only a sampling of articles from the Stillwater-Ponca City newsletter, anyone who would like to receive the complete Ostomy Outlook newsletter electronically (in PDF format) may do so by emailing a request to the OstomyOK webmaster (who is also the Stillwater-Ponca City newsletter editor).


From Stillwater-Ponca City (OK) Ostomy Outlook January 2005:

I have just recently found out from the 3M company that one of my favorite products for treating peristomal skin irritation can now be found at Wal-Mart. I have always recommended 3M No Sting (Cavilon) spray protective film for minor skin irritation or to use over stoma powder or anti-fungal powder. Wal-Mart now carries the same product for a fraction of the price you will pay at a DME. It goes by the name 3M Nexcare No Sting Liquid Bandage Spray. It is found by the Band Aids and other First Aid products. It does not hurt if some of this gets on the stoma when applying. You will be able to gently remove this white-gray coating from the stoma. As its name says, this product does not sting when applied to open, irritated skin. Just be sure this protective film is dry before you apply your ostomy wafer/barrier.

Stillwater-Ponca City Editor's note: This topic was also discussed extensively on the UOA Discussion Board (See archived discussion threads containing the: Initial question posted Oct 4, 2004 and the Reply posted Oct 6, 2004). 3M has marketed this product via medical supply companies using the Cavilon name but now markets it directly to consumers using the Nexcare name. Nexcare products are sold at many pharmacies, so you can probably find this one at other places besides Wal-Mart, although Wal-Mart seems to have the lowest price (about one-third what you'd pay for "Cavilon").





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