Sponsoring children to Ostomy Canada Youth Camp between the ages 9 – 18 who have had or who will have bowel or bladder diversionary surgery or who have related special needs (i.e. self catheterization, bowel and bladder incontinence), due to birth defects, trauma or disease (e.g. Crohn’s disease, Ulcerative Colitis, Cancer, Spina Bifida.
Emotional Issues (Mount Sinai Hospital) People respond differently to surgery. There is no one “normal” or “best” response. Intimacy, Sexuality and an Ostomy (PDF from United Ostomy Association Inc) Covers sex myths and truth, common sexual problems, talking with your partner, the effects of medication, and helpful hints. Ostomy: Adapting to life after colostomy, ileostomy or urostomy (Mayo […]
Ostomy General Information What Is An Ostomy? (GLO-UOAA) This section covers terminology in two primary areas: types of ostomies and continent procedures, and types of pouching systems with the major accessories and supplies. Ileostomy, Colostomy, and Ileoanal Reservoir Surgery (NIDDK) Colostomy Colostomy (Mount Sinai Hospital) Colostomy Fact Sheet (United Ostomy Association Inc) Colostomy Guide (PDF file from United Ostomy Association […]
Diet and Nutrition Guide (PDF from United Ostomy Association Inc) This guide provides some basic information about the effects ostomy surgery has on digestion and food absorption. Foods (Mount Sinai Hospital Canada) The majority of foods impacting individuals with IBD have the same impacts on those with either an ileostomy or colostomy. There are some foods that […]
Ostomy Care and Supply Centre Choosing Products Ostomy Products (United Ostomy Association Inc) Finding the right type of ostomy supplies is an essential element for living well with an ostomy. Selecting an Appliance (Mount Sinai Hospital) The selection of appliances for ostomy care is based on a few basic principles. Canadian ConvaTec Canada (English | French ) ConvaTec runs a […]