I had a diagnosis of endometrial cancer and started off with chemotherapy and then radiation. I was operated on in July of 2003 and given a colostomy and urostomy. I was shown how to use the wafers and pouches in the hospital. When I got home I had some … [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.
Once your strength returns, you can go back to work. Heavy lifting may be discouraged the first few weeks as the incisions heal. People with ostomies do all kinds of work including strenuous types such as fire fighters, truck drivers and construction workers. … [Read More...]