The Patient Coach Program

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How to Incorporate Self-Care During the Holiday Season

By: Beth Kalbus Holidays can be a hectic time of year. We all have to worry about parties, family, travel, meals, cookies, decorating, cards, letters, phone calls, shopping, wrapping, Secret Santa, and the list goes on! But wait, where is the time for yourself? Where is the time for peace

Happy Thanksgiving! 5 Things I'm Thankful For

By: Kelly Brynn As we get closer to Thanksgiving, I have been thinking more about the last year and how grateful I am for everything that I have been through. For so much of my life, I felt like I missed out during the holidays and for the first time,

Dealing With Diet

It's no secret that having bowel surgery is hard on your gut. Your digestive system is essentially going through trauma, and it can take a while to get your appetite back. When you have ostomy surgery, you have to be careful with your food choices and slowly introduce new things

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