Tag Archives: colostomy

A Colostomy By Any Other Name

We use twitter to see what people are talking about in the ostomy community. When I search for colostomy it is a whole other ballgame.

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Why Staying Local is Important to Business

When we first started Awestomy, ostomy apparel, we really weren’t quite sure where to start. Neither of us knew how to sew let alone make patterns that could support ostomates needs. We scoured the internet and tried to use our networking resources to find a designer to help our ideas come to life. However, it became very […]

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What is a stoma?

There is some confusion about what is a stoma and how it relates to ostomies. The terms ostomy and stoma are general descriptive terms that are often confused and used interchangeably.

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Make a Wish – The Belize Trip

My colostomy sure is unbelievable. Shortly after I got it, I went on a vacation that was unBELIZEable! Yes, I did get a wish by the Make a Wish foundation to Belize, and let me tell you it was awesome!

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Sex, Love and Life With An Ostomy Boy

Due to colostomy surgery, she was unsure how her relationship with her boyfriend would change. Read this story about a girl and her ostomy boy, their love and how a colostomy hasn’t changed their sex life.

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Keeping One Foot In Front Of The Other

There’s not much that should stop you from exercising with your ostomy. I tell the story of running a Thanksgiving 10K and how it parallels to life with a colostomy.

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Charity Sunday Checklist!

The lovely ladies over at The Great Bowel Movement started Charity Sunday last year in response to Black Friday (now, sadly Black Thursday Night…) and Cyber Monday. Since it is the season of giving, they thought that it would be great to have a specific day during the holidays that would highlight and encourage donations to your favorite charities. Many […]

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My Ostomy is My Good Luck Charm!

Since I have only had my colostomy for about six months now, I am still pretty new to all this good luck. Any intersting ostomy stories?

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November’s Give A Sh*t Partner- The American Red Cross

The charity we were going to sponsor during November wasn’t originally The American Red Cross but, after the devastation of Hurricane Sandy on the East coast we knew we had to do something to help.

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Inspiration at the Vendor Fair

This past weekend, Jason and I attended our second meeting of the Ostomy Support Group of Central Indiana.  I know that Jason has written before about our 1st experience with this group before but this time we were attending as both vendors as well as members! We had known about this meeting being a vendor […]

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