We have assembled here, a list of useful resources and organizations who can provide further information and support.
Ostomy Canada Society is a non-profit volunteer organization dedicated to all people with an ostomy, and their families, helping them to live life to the fullest through support, education, collaboration and advocacy.
All of your ostomy questions answered: What is an ostomy? How do you shower with one? How is a colostomy different from an ileostomy? What about sex with an ostomy? Everything you wanted to know about living with an ostomy, we’re letting it all out of the bag!
Topics Covered: Types of ostomies, The stoma, Caring for an ostomy, Nutrition, Adjusting to daily life, Emotional and mental adjustment, Resources
Sex and a Stoma
Question: My wife recently underwent surgery for ulcerative colitis and now has a temporary ileostomy. While we have talked a little bit about starting to have sex again, we’re both rather scared about doing this. Are there things I/we can do to make this easier?
Eric Polsinelli is the man behind this blog whose award winning site provides valuable information for the IBD, ostomy and vegan community. You’ll find product reviews, interviews, diet and nutrition tips and so much more.
A girl, her J-Pouch, and Life with Crohn’s Disease and CIPO. Inflamed & Untamed is full of: Things that’ll make you cry (good tears)! Ways to spread IBD awareness! Dashing good looks, wit, and charm. Accurate IBD Info/Quality Content.
Colitis Ninja™ seeks to raise awareness for all aspects and classifications of Inflammatory Bowel Disease (Crohn’s Disease, ulcerative colitis, indeterminate colitis, etc.). We need to show the world what it’s like to live with these wretched diseases
Amber Tresca has been writing about inflammatory bowel disease (IBD) and other health conditions since 2000. You can find much more technical information about IBD, including symptoms, medications, and potential complications, at her IBD site. There are thousands of articles there, and she is adding more all the time.
The Ottawa Ostomy Support Group is a volunteer-based, charitable organization dedicated to assisting and providing, information, education, advocacy and service to, and for, our members and the intestinal/urinary diversion community.
Assistive Devices Program
The objective of the Assistive Devices Program (ADP) is to provide consumer centered support and funding to Ontario residents who have long-term physical disabilities and to provide access to personalized assistive devices appropriate for the individual’s basic needs. Devices covered by the program are intended to enable people with physical disabilities to increase their independence through access to assistive devices responsive to their individual needs.