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Ostomy surgery is a life-changing and life-saving medical procedure. In an ostomy surgery, a doctor surgically creates a "stoma." A stoma is an opening on the stomach that contains a small, open end of either your ureter (urostomy), your small intestine (ileostomy) or your large bowel (or colon; colostomy). This opening allows the body's waste, either urine or feces, to safely exit the body into an ostomy bag.
Who Has Ostomy Surgery?
An ostomy is needed when a patient is unable to urinate or defecate normally due to certain kinds of sicknesses, birth defects or serious bowel disorders such as Crohn's disease or ulcerative colitis (UC). An individual who needs an ostomy surgery may have colorectal, rectal or bladder cancer. They may also have an injury or have been involved a trauma that severely damaged the bowels or bladder. Finally, an ostomy patient may have diverticulitis, an infection or a blocked bowel.
Life Goes on After Ostomy Surgery
Whatever the reason, there is no doubt that an ostomy takes a lot of upkeep and work. Although it is a life-altering surgery, your life will be much the same. Although trip-taking will require a little bit more planning, you can still travel, have intimate relationships, eat what you love, wear whatever you want, go back to work and participate in most sports.
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Total Diabetes Supply isn't just for diabetics. We have all the ostomy supplies, stoma products and colostomy supplies you need maintain your ostomy. Choose from a wide range of the manufacturers and brands that you trust: Hollister, Kem Enterprises, Marlen, Microtek Medical, Hollister, Coloplast, ConvaTec, ReliaMed and more.
Great Selection of Ostomy, Stoma & Colostomy Supplies
At Total Diabetes Supply, we understand your needs as an ostomy patient. This is why we have a fantastic variety of ostomy products made by the manufacturers that you know and trust. We offer a comprehensive selection of ostomy supplies and products that will serve all your unique needs. You'll appreciate our free shipping on orders over $99 as well as our convenient Auto-Ship option that allows you to save even more while ensuring you'll never again run out of the ostomy products you depend on.
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