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Top 8 Crazy Questions About Ostomies

People who have ostomies are more common than you might realize. Unfortunately, the statistics are varied since there are a number of different ways that these procedures are coded in medical billing. The United Ostomy Association estimates that there are slightly more than 500,000 Americans who have some type of stoma. A different report estimates…

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How to Handle Major Life Changes

Change in life is rarely an easy thing to handle, especially if you really like the way things were. It is inevitable that change will happen, and how you handle it can make all the difference between accepting your new normal or being stuck in the past. Change is one of the major causes of…

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Types of Ostomy Procedures

Despite what some people may think, there are actually three different types of ostomy procedures that are performed to solve problems created by a damaged colon. There are some ostomy procedures that are permanent, but as technology continues to advance, more and more of these procedures are temporary. In today’s post, we’ll take a closer…

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Myths About Ostomies

Despite the fact that there are many people who have a stoma, including celebrities, there are still a number of myths surrounding what life is like with an ostomy. In today’s post, we’ll attempt to dispel some of these myths by offering the facts about life with a stoma. At JP MedSupply, we know that…

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7 Celebrities With Ostomies

Life with an ostomy is very different in a number of ways, including the fact that you may feel embarrassed to let anyone know that you have one. While there are definitely some changes that you will need to adjust to, there is no reason to feel embarrassed or ashamed. Sometimes the best way to…

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FAQs About Life With a Colostomy

Whether you or a loved one have had to undergo an ostomy surgery, there are probably a number of questions that you have about colostomy bags. In fact, there are several different types of surgeries which necessitates the use of a colostomy bag. In today’s post, we will look at some of the frequently asked…

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5 More Questions About Colostomy Bags

If someone you know has had a colostomy surgery, then you are probably aware that they are dealing with major changes in their life. If you’re like most people, there are questions that you really want to ask, but are worried might cause embarrassment. In a previous post, we looked at five questions that many…

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What is a Colostomy Bag?

What is a Colostomy? A colostomy is the name for an opening in the large intestine, or the surgical procedure that creates one. A colostomy bag is attached to the opening created by surgery to provide an alternative route for feces to leave the body. There are a number of medical reasons that might necessitate…

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5 Questions You Always Wanted to Ask About a Colostomy Bag

A colostomy bag is something that many people need to wear because they have had ostomy surgeries due to various diseases, including Crohn’s disease and ulcerative colitis. While a colostomy bag saves lives, it also requires those who have them to overhaul the way they are used to taking care of their bodies, and creates…

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