Special Connections

Nurse Shayle Savoie shares her ileostomy journey

By Rolf Benirschke

Articles in the Spring 2024 Issue

Journey to Confidence

Embracing vulnerability and acceptance of an ostomy

By Nina Hayes

Temporary Stomas

Types and procedures for reversing an ostomy

By David E. Beck, MD, FACS, FASCRS


Pouching on a Bulge

Professional advice for the best adherence and wear time

By David E. Beck, MD. FACS. FASCRS

Integrative Oncology

Complementary treatments to improve outcomes

By Cliff Kalibjian

Colostridium Difficile

Understanding how this bacteria attacks the colon

By David E. Beck, MD, FACS, FASCRS


Ask Doctor Beck

Colorectal surgeon Dr. David E. Beck answers questions about:
  • Orgasm Danger
  • Pooping After Ileostomy
  • Stem Cell Transplant
  • Low Magnesium
  • Food Intolerance
  • Anal Discharge
  • New Normal?

Functional Exercise

How training can strengthen the core and prevent injuries

By Patrick McNamee

Back to Basics

Changing and emptying a pouch for beginners

By Patti Winborne, RN, BSN, CWON

Perioperative Nutrition

Critical observations before and after ostomy surgery

By Amalia Karlin

When Surgery is Needed

Challenging complications of IBD that may require surgery

By Neilanjan Nandi, MD, FACP

Finding the Answer

Urostomate invents device to stop constant pouch leaks

By Keith Lawton


Ask Nurse Coulter

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

  • Sleeping
  • “Barbie” Butt
  • Random Output
  • Clothing Question
  • Adhesive Remover
  • Stoma Shock
  • Ocean Plunge
  • Martial Arts

Young Adult Living

Navigating life with an ostomy for young adults

By Molly Atwater, UOAA Director of Young Ostomate Outreach


So You Got a K-Pouch

Practical advice for starting out wtih a continent pouch

By Erin Testerman Mitra, RN, BSN, CWOCN
and Vanessa Marra, RN, BSN, CWOCN


Advice From Adam

Your story is powerful

By Adam R. Katz


The Crusting Technique

How to adhere a pouching system on compromised skin

By Joan Junkin, MSN, APRN-CNS


Cancer Related Dehydration

Staying hydrated while undergoing treatments that cause dehydration

By Ian Settlemire, Editor


Victory Lap

A challenging tour on horseback confirms a rider is herself again

By Kari-Pietsch Wangard


Ask the Ostomate

How to be your own advocate during ostomy care

By Laura Cox


A Partner's Gratitude

Living, loving and exploring thanks to an ostomy

By Liz Elliott

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