Legacy of Leadership

UOAA President Susan Burns guided UOAA to great heights

By Ed Pfueller, UOAA Communications and Outreach Manager 

Articles in the Winter 2020 Issue

How to Order Supplies

Taking the guesswork out of this essential routine By Cliff Kalibjian

Ostomy Reversal

Lesson learned from emergency surgery and ileostomy reversal
By Michele LaForest Halloran


Chemotherapy and Radiation

When and how these treatments are used for ostomates
By David E. Beck, MD


Ostomy Hygiene

Techniques, tips and products for emptying an ostomy pouch
By Anita Prinz, RN, MSN, CWOCN

Ostomy Supply Heroes

Overcoming the economic burden of ostomy supplies on a budget
By Anita Prinz, RN, MSN, CWOCN

How I Became an Ostomate

Ileostomy surger provides relief from a unique disorder
By Debbie Kinder

Finding a Patient Advocate

How to get someone in your corner for healthcare issues By Cliff Kalibjian

Ask Doctor Beck

Colorectal surgeon Dr. David E. Beck answers questions about:
  • Transit Time
  • Stoma Trauma
  • Burning Pain
  • Variable Flow
  • Hysterectomy
  • “Inny” Stoma
  • Hydration at Night

Thirty-Six Days Abroad

Extending an overseas trip with an ostomy By Brian Leen

Sugar and Diarrhea

Understanding how carbohydrates can be problematic for ostomates
By Marlene Muchoney, WOCN

Hidden Costs of Healthcare

Understanding how hospitals determine charges
By Bill Van Clief

Choosing Life

A cancer diagnosis and ostomy surgery tests a man’s will to live
By Susie Leonard Weller, M.A.


Ask Nurse Coulter

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

  • Peeling Edges
  • So Many Pouches
  • Off Color
  • Showeing with a Stoma
  • Painful Pouch Changes
  • Dietary Fiber
  • Bulging Bag

Ask Nurse Anita

Board-Certified Ostomy Nurse Anita Prinz, RN, MSN, CWOCN,  answers a question about:
Phantom bladder and intestine pain and/or sensations

The Sandwich of Kings

Dietary considerations immediately following ostomy surgery
By Linda Coulter, RN, BSN, MS, CWOCN

Debbie Noel

Colostomy allows independence and self-care for gunshot victim
By Susan Merys Bogatin

Journeys of Inspiration

Young professional overcomes Crohn’s disease and lands dream job
By Rolf Benirschke


Ask the Ostomate

Hiding and managing a peristomal hernia
By Laura Cox


Beryl of Wisdom

Using Telemedicine
By Beryl Evans, RN, MS, WON


Living with a Continent Ileostomy

Employment and working in an office
By Bill Van Clief


The Ostomy Raft

Book Review
By Ian Settlemire, Editor

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