So, I thought and thought trying to figure a test that if I could do that activity then I could do anything and that having an ileostomy would not prevent me from living my life to the fullest. I had heard of a lady in my home town that had an ostomy and … [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.
The type of pouching system that was used in the hospital may need to be changed as the healing process takes place. Your stoma may shrink and may require a change in the size opening of your pouch. Your lifestyle may necessitate a change of the pouching … [Read More...]