It revealed that I had cancer and I was sent to surgeon. The cancer was located close to the rectum, so the surgeon removed it, closed up my rectum and gave me an ostomy. The ET nurse was very good and fitted me with a two piece Hollister system, which I use … [Read More...]
Mission StatementThe Ostomy Association of Los Angeles (OALA) is a non-profit, volunteer-based support association dedicated to improving the quality of life of anyone who has or will have an intestinal or urinary diversion. OALA provides emotional support, education, information, networking opportunities and advocacy to its members, their families, the medical community, and general public in Los Angeles and surrounding communities. OALA is an Affiliated Support Group of the United Ostomy Associations of America.
Newsletter – Oct-Nov-Dec 2018
Sexual relationships and intimacy are important and fulfilling aspects of your life that should continue after ostomy surgery. Your attitude is a key factor in re-establishing sexual expression and intimacy. A period of adjustment after surgery is to be … [Read More...]