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10 TIPS FOR LIVING WELL WITH AN OSTOMY

Ann Sloane, LCSW-C, a psychotherapist specializing in health issues. Thank you, Ann, for sharing your expertise and sensitive presentation to Metro Maryland members.   1. Learn the basics of your ostomy care. Practice your skills. Build your confidence. ... READ MORE

LOOKING BACK... METRO MARYLAND OSTOMY ASSOCIATION

When the Metro Maryland office moved we re-discovered many original newsletters of 37 years ago. If you are a new ostomate or an ostomate for more than 37 years or those in between you enjoy all the benefits of membership in an ostomy group and of the continuing technical improvements of... READ MORE

YOU NEED FRIENDS

Adapted from Beloit Memorial Hospital Ostomy Group bulletin, Beloit, WI via “Rosebud Review”, Eau Claire, WI The best known relief for mundane, everyday stress is nothing more complicated than someone to pal around with. The basic human need for playmates -... READ MORE

MEDICAL ASPECTS OF AN ILEOSTOMY

by Dr. R.B. Kelleck, Great Britain; The New Outlook, 03/11, via Metro Maryland The person with a new ileostomy may find it difficult to believe that life without a colon can be completely healthy. To understand this, one needs to know the normal function of the colon, the... READ MORE

ODE TO A SUMMER HIKE BY CRAIG GLAZER 5/2009

The Pouch, June/July 2009, via Metro Maryland The forecast said hot---but it didn’t say how hot. The doctor said resume normal activity---but he didn’t define “normal.” And determined to prove to myself that I could do post surgery the same if not... READ MORE

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I’ve been a member of MMOA for nearly 14 yrs, even though moving away 3 yrs ago. I read each newsletter, and always cheer you on.