In less than a decade, after a failed marriage while in my early thirties, I found myself on the verge of tears complaining to a close friend. I said "They won't let me be MYSELF". Who this vague THEY was wasn't clear. But, what was clear was that I found it … [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.
Learning to care for your ostomy may seem hard at first, but with practice and your own adaptations, the entire process will become second nature, just like shaving or bathing. Everyone is anxious about how they will be able to manage the process, but with the … [Read More...]