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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

SCREENING TESTS: WHAT YOU NEED AND WHEN

U.S. Preventive Services Task Force, via Metro Maryland Health experts from the U.S. Preventive Services Task Force have made these recommendations, based on scientific evidence, about which screening tests you need and when to get them. If you are between the ages of... READ MORE

EXPERIENCE IS THE BEST TEACHER

by Elise Fieveson, of Metro Maryland Having an ileostomy does require some patience, I’m afraid. Even though, as a person with an ostomy, I have a 100% better quality of life than I did when I had ulcerative coitus—there are, of course, some minor drawbacks. One... READ MORE

FARE BETTER AFTER OSTOMY SURGERY

These are a few of the types of people who fare better after ostomy surgery: Those who think of others before themselves. Those who look outward and upward. Those who are busy and active. Those who are interested and always inquiring and... READ MORE

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