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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

HOW TO AGE 30 YEARS IN 3 WEEKS

Aviation Medical Bulletin, via Anent, NY and Metro MD How can you age 30 years in the next three weeks? Easy! Just go to bed! A number of years ago, a study was done by the Southwestern School of Medicine in Dallas, Texas. Five volunteers agreed to go to... READ MORE

HINTS FOR MEN

via Mayo Clinic Letter and The Space Coast Shuttle Blast A common problem for men with ostomies is the location of their belts. One man who had trouble with his belt catching on the top edge of the appliance offered these helpful hints: When applying your... READ MORE

HOW AWFUL! DON''T TELL ANYBODY!

by Mohna Bos of Metro Maryland When I had my colon operation and became an ostomy patient, I thought I was unique! I had never heard of an ostomy before. One visit to the Metro Maryland Ostomy Association meeting opened my eyes to the fact that I certainly was not the only... READ MORE

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After 19 years, words cannot adequately address the positive influence that MMOA has had on me prior to and following my surgery.