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.
There will be times after surgery when you may feel low, discouraged or even depressed. You may feel alone and isolated, even unable to enjoy life again. These are common feelings. Serious illness, medication, hospitalization, and the surgery itself, all … [Read More...]