Articles in the Fall 2020 Issue

Believing in Yourself

Ostomy surgery enables dream of completing graduate school

By Lacee Harper​

Fiber and an Ostomy

Is fiber friend or foe for those with a diversion?
By Ian Settlemire, Editor

Drugs with an Ileostomy

How medications interact for those without a colon
By Vicki R Kee, Pharm.D., BCPS


Life with a BCIR

The benefits and drawbacks of life with an internal reservoir
By Jenny Smith


Challenging Landscapes

How to seal a pouch to skin that has “hills and valleys”
By Joan Junkin, MSN, APRN-CNS

Colon Cancer Treatment and Follow-Up

The latest strategies and procedures
By David E. Beck, MD

Relationship Rejection

What to do when a loved one offers no support after surgery
By Brian Ronnenberg, NCC, LPCI

Building Immunity

How to strengthen your defenses after ostomy surgery
By David E. Beck, MD

Sports and an Ostomy

A personal journey and four professional ostomy athletes
By Patrick McNamee

Vitamin B12 Deficiency

Why some ostomates are at risk for deficiency of this vital nutrient
By Lisa Andrews, Med, RD, LD

Urinary Diversion Effects

Understanding the effects of using bowel in the urinary system
By Ian Settlemire, Editor

Staying Sexy

How the right lingerie is part of the intimacy equation
By Cindy Sylvia

Thriving in Adversity

Four keys to being resilient during the COVID19 pandemic
By Susie Leonard Weller, M.A.

Decade of Positive Light

UOAA celebrates ten years of National Ostomy Awareness Day
By Jeanine Gleba, UOAA Advocacy Manager

Journeys of Inspiration

Hockey fan rebounds from ulcerative colitis to help others
By Rolf Benirschke


Ask the Ostomate

Getting ostomy supplies on a budget
By Laura Cox


Ask Doctor Beck

Colorectal surgeon Dr. David E. Beck answers questions about:
  • Losing Weight
  • Intercourse After Surgery
  • Ostomy Reversal
  • Cleanse for Colostomate
  • Slow-Release Medication
  • Rectal Discharge

Ask Nurse Coulter

Board-Certified Ostomy Nurse Linda A. Coulter, BNS, MS, RN, CWOCN,  answers questions about:

  • Inflamed Skin
  • Growing Stoma
  • Lifting Weights
  • Obese Ostomate
  • Pouch Positioning
  • Dietary Fiber
  • Sleeping 

Ask Nurse Anita

Board-Certified Ostomy Nurse Anita Prinz, RN, MSN, CWOCN,  answers a question about:
Continent Urostomies, aka, Indiana Pouch


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