The Patient Coach Program

Total 38 Posts

Three Years with an Ostomy – How Life has Changed with a Stoma

By: Meghan Brown September 1st, 2016 was the day my life changed forever. I dragged myself out of bed early that morning, only to sit in surgery pre-op, counting down my last few moments with my colon and without an ostomy bag. I stared at my flat, unscarred, untouched stomach

My Top 6 Favorite Things About Living Six Years with my Ostomy

By: Karin Camposagrado It’s my Stomaversary Month!  My sixth stomaversary, to be exact, so I thought I’d share my top six favorite things about my six years of life with an ostomy. My Involvement in the Ostomy Community & Becoming a Patient Coach Being open about my ostomy

Chloe Moody - My Sister Caregiver

Patient Coach Chloe Moody is here with her sister Charlotte to discuss having a sibling with a chronic illness! Charlotte talks about how she may not understand what Chloe is going through, but she is always here to support and listen to her sister. Chloe Moody

Corwin Crandell - Health Update

Patient Coach Corwin Crandell is here to share with you a few personal health updates! Corwin has recently struggled with pain stemming from his J-Pouch. In addition, he also has an ostomy that has thankfully given his life back. 11 Health wishes Corwin the best of luck for his surgery

Vitamins and Supplements

Since our bodies are not able to consume all-natural nutrients needed for a normal function of our bodies, vitamins and probiotics are one of the most valuable supplements that our bodies can consume. Especially in patients with a J-Pouch or Ostomy. Another important supplement to maintain a healthier body is

Double Baggin' It - Advocating

"Double Baggin' It" is here again with another video! Patient Coaches Danielle Gulden and Joe Teeters discuss how they got involved with advocacy work and becoming active in the Crohn's and Colitis chapter. They recently traveled to Washington D.C. to have the opportunity to be in front of legislatures

Christine Joyce - Hydration Observation

Get ready for another hydration observation! Patient Coach Christine Joyce is here to show the importance of logging how much water you have consumed. As an ostomate, it is essential to stay hydrated at all times! Christine Joyce