October 7, 2019.
Renfrew County Ostomy Support Chair, Louise Cracknell, presents Nancy Kutschke with a plaque from the Support Group honoring her for her many years of providing support to ostomates. Nancy, of Mulvihill Drug Mart Pembroke, has effectively managed the supply of specialized appliances to ostomates and provided excellent support and advice to assist in their transition to life with an ostomy.
I’M ALIVE BECAUSE OF IT!
Ostomy advocate, Jessica Grossman and experienced NSWOC, Karen Bruton discuss the ostomy stigma.
What Is Ostomy?
An ostomy is necessary when the bowel or bladder no longer functions effectively because of diseases such as bowel or bladder cancer, Crohn’s Disease and colitis. As a result, life saving surgery must be performed to divert bodily wastes from normal paths. more…
Ostomate meetings are held semi-annually to bring together approximately 25 to 30 ostomates to address problems, provide support & discuss experiences in a safe non-judgemental environment. Meetings include presentations from professionals and suppliers. more…