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.
An ostomy should not limit your involvement in sports. Many people with ostomies are distance runners, skiers, swimmers, etc. and participate in most athletic activities. Check with your physician about strenuous physical activity such as weight lifting. … [Read More...]