The first year of my life my bladder remained safely protruding through a small cavity in my lower pelvic area. When I was 13 months old, my bladder was enclosed. Oddly enough, I remember the trip to Grandma Evy's house before the surgery, the pink dress with … [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.
Whatever you wore before surgery, you can wear afterward with very few exceptions. Many pouching systems are made today that are unnoticeable even when wearing the most stylish, form fitting clothing for men and women. Depending on your stoma location you … [Read More...]