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Ostomy Quarterly back issues
What now?(Ask The Ostomy Nurse)(United Ostomy Association )(Brief Article)
September 22, 2005... What are we supposed to do without the UOA? Will we still have our group? I would be very upset without our meetings. T.K. Dear T.K., I hope that most groups will continue with meetings. You need to discuss this with your officers and with your local ostomy nurses. I am sure...
Location, location, location.(Ask The Ostomy Nurse)
September 22, 2005... Many people in our chapter meetings have a colostomy. Some are on the right side, the middle or the left side. Why are there different locations? How many kinds of ostomies are there anyway? Is the care different too? O.B. Dear O.B., There are many different types of ostomies....
Return of the irrigation?(Ask The Ostomy Nurse)
September 22, 2005... I have had my colostomy since September of 1982. I irrigated daily for several years, but I was advised to stop irrigating after two stoma relocations due to peristomal hernias. In the past year or two, I have had several blockages with severe abdominal pain and vomiting resulting in...
Never wanting to say goodbye.(Executive Director's Message)
September 22, 2005... It is never easy to say goodbye. It is even more difficult to do it under these circumstances--the closing of a 43-year-old organization that has done so much for so many and the loss of daily contact with so many good people. I struggled with what to say in this issue--a last chance to...
Last chapter.(President's Message)(Ostomy Quarterly history)
September 22, 2005... If I was writing The UOA Book, this would be the epilogue. We have lived a good 43 years. A Look Back It was 1962 when 115 ostomates met in Cleveland for the Constitutional Convention. The great need to share ostomy information was realized as a top priority. A specially-trained...