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Reality ET: Dietary Considerations After Ostomy by...

Cleveland Clinic Florida, presented April 4, 2004 The Big Questions: What can I eat? What should I eat? Food is an important part of our lives and because of that one of the first questions patients ask, whether I am seeing them before surgery or after surgery is, “What will I be able to eat?” Well the good news is that there is no particular diet for a person with an ostomy. There are no specific “do’s” and...

An Ostomate’s Choices by Wendy Lueder

There are so many choices an ostomate needs to make about which products to use after having surgery. At first we need to depend on our doctors and ostomy nurses to help us choose which surgical appliances and accessories to use. However, after a while we may wish to try out other products to see if they are more comfortable or better suited to our personal preferences. Here are some of the variables in this decision making...