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March 2, 2017

How to Choose an Ostomy Bag – What You Need to Know

As someone who has recently received a stoma, you are faced with numerous questions about the products, supplies, accessories and supplements that you need. Of course, the primary necessity is an ostomy bag. But one online search for ostomy bags delivers a pretty big selection, varying in shapes, sizes, price and functionality. In the end, it comes down to the procedure that you received. Did…

February 27, 2017

Ostomy Surgery Recovery: What to Expect After a Colostomy or Ileostomy Procedure

I stood at the bottom of the basement staircase, steeling my resolve to begin the climb.  What was my problem?  Heck, I’d summited plenty of mountains in my life, including an 18,200-foot Himalayan mountain right next door to Everest.  Yet here I was, lacking confidence that I physically had what it took to get up 17 steps to the main floor kitchen.  Just over 3…

February 22, 2017

Why Do Ostomy Bags Burst and How to Prevent It

You’re looking to prevent one of the most uncomfortable (in more ways that one) situations an ostomate can have. You’ve heard (or imagined) the stories, whether on forums or on other ostomy blogs and communities. And while the tales range from overtly descriptive to downright slapstick, they are often not backed by the details you really need. For instance, why ostomy bags burst, and how…

February 19, 2017

Ostomy Eating Habits to Get Into (and Get Out Of)

Good eating habits are essential to everyone. But for someone living with an ostomy, they are even more important. Narrowing down what to do and what not to do can be a bit taxing, considering the amount of ostomy dietary information out there. Today, InnerGood is locking in some “best practices” when it comes to your food (and beverage) consumption. Before you sit down at…

February 15, 2017

Ileostomy Nutrition Supplements You Need to Know About

Before we can address a few key nutritional needs for those living with an ileostomy, we need to clear up the difference between an ostomy, colostmy, and ileostomy. By definition, an ostomy is an artificial opening on the abdominal wall through which waste passes out of the body from the bowel or urinary tract. A colostomy is a procedure where which the opening is from…

February 10, 2017

Preparing for Ostomy Surgery: What to Expect Before a Colostomy or Ileostomy Procedure

Recently we shared an article about the importance of finding the right ET (Enterostomal) nurse.  I can’t emphasize the value of these professionals enough, especially after but even before having ostomy surgery.  In fact, if I had met my ET nurse sooner, I would still have a bellybutton!   Here’s the short version: when my ileostomy happened as an emergency surgery (read more about my…

February 7, 2017

Where to Order Ostomy Supplies – Why Buy Ostomy Supplies Online

Whether you have recently received a stoma, or you have been living with one for quite some time, where to buy your supplies remains to be a significant decision. There is a lot of information out there, but a lot of it isn’t all that clear. Consumer trust on price, selection, and confidentiality remain to be hot topics in this health, wellness, and medical product…

January 28, 2017

Finding the Right Enterostomal Nurse After Your Ostomy

I remember well the days of post-surgery recovery in the hospital.  While I was thankful for the relief that my ileostomy provided from the painful symptoms of ulcerative colitis, I was somewhat anxious about what my “new” life would look like.  What would I have to do differently now that I had this unfamiliar stoma protruding from my abdominal wall?  Would I be able to…

January 25, 2017

Skydiving with an Ostomy – The Sky is No Limit

Inner Good has not shied away from the topic of action/extreme activities and adventures when it comes to living with an ostomy. While some resources out there would have you walking on egg shells for the rest of your life, we steer you in a different direction. In fact, a life changing procedure presents all the more reason to live life to the absolute fullest….

January 22, 2017

Ostomy and Alcohol – What to Know Before You Go Bottoms Up

While some of you have pledged to cut back on the cocktails as a part of your new year resolutions, you are likely to join in on the libations from time to time. There’s nothing wrong with that, in responsible moderation (of course) and with clearance from your physician. That being said, anyone who was received a colostomy, ileostomy, or urostomy does need to be…