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Hollister is proud to support World Ostomy Day! Every three years ostomy organisations around the world celebrate World Ostomy Day and October, 2, 2021 will be the 10th time this special event is taking place. See how others are participating in World Ostomy Day.
For many people ostomy surgery gives them a new chance at life, through helping to manage challenging symptoms, providing stability to daily routines, and even being able to do things they could not do prior to illness. These positive outcomes are why we celebrate! Every person’s journey, experiences, and interests are unique. Here are some ways you can learn something new, show your support, or connect with others in the global ostomy community.
We’ve joined up with the Dansac brand to bring you a virtual panel conversation with ostomates from around the world about their experiences and how they engage with the ostomy community. Tune in for a great conversation!
Join Eve, Chris, Kelly, Ed, Gill, and Alice as they describe their challenges and breakthroughs with illness, symptom management, mental well-being, pregnancy, workplace conversations, and more in this limited run series. Each conversation helps to shine a light on the lived experience of illness, the positive impact stoma surgery can have, and the power of every person living with a stoma.
Stoma Stickers are a great way to raise awareness, start a conversation, or show support. Check out the free Hollister Incorporated digital stickers pack on Instagram to enhance your posts in Instagram stories. Share a picture with yours on social media, using the hashtags #WOD2021, #StomaSticker, and #OstomateVoices.
Ostomy Associations of Ireland is a nonprofit organization that supports people who have a stoma or internal pouch or who are about to have surgery. In addition to a host of educational materials, they maintain a list of active local support groups.
We believe knowledge is power – knowing more about living with an ostomy or the products and resources available to you can help empower you. This information can also help others better understand your experience. Check out these topics below.
Healthy skin around your stoma not only helps your pouching system adhere properly, but may also improve your quality of life. Taking special care to improve and preserve skin health may help you feel comfortable with your ostomy.
Living with an ostomy doesn’t mean you have to live with stoma fluid leakage or skin irritation. Your skin barrier fit combined with its ingredients play a large role in your skin health experience. For many, curved convex products can help. Learn how convex skin barriers work and what benefits they offer.
You may have questions about your ostomy and how to keep on living the life you want to live, but you don’t have to figure it out on your own. We are here to help.
People often wonder what to say to others, especially to children or grandchildren, when they first learn about an ostomy. While what kids ask can sometimes be surprising, their sincerity can brighten your day. We brought kids and ostomates together to learn about stomas for the first time. Hear what they had to say.
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