An ostomy is probably one of the biggest fears that patients have when they are first discussing surgery for colorectal cancer. But there is no reason why “ostomates” as they are called cannot live full and active lives.
Join us as we discuss the art of adapting to life after colostomy, ileostomy or urostomy. We will address the myths and facts about ostomies and provide resources and tips on living a full, healthy, and happy life with one.
Discussion topics will include:
- What is an ostomy?
- What are the different types of ostomies I may require?
- What are the psychosocial issues I may experience when living with an ostomy?
- To whom and where can I turn with questions?
Our presenters, David Rudzin and Susan Burns, President and Vice President of United Ostomy Associations of America, both live with ostomies. They will share with you their personal and professional tips.
Living with an Ostomy
Wednesday, April 17, 2013
3pm – 4pm Eastern