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October 27, 2016

Martial Arts with a Stoma – Don’t Let an Ostomy Stop Your Karate Chop

Cheesy headline aside, practitioners of martial arts take their craft very seriously. Whether casual or competitive, it becomes an important part of one’s lifestyle. If you have recently received a stoma (or are about to) and you practice martial arts, you’re likely very concerned about your ability to continue to do so. While an ostomy does not have much of an impact on most sports,…

October 24, 2016

Having a Child After an Ostomy – What You Need to Know

We recently posted a guide to having sex after receiving (or living with) an ostomy. The next logical concern for many in their fertile years is in regards to the ability to have children after receiving a stoma. Inner Good doesn’t beat around the bush when it comes to the big questions. Thus, to ease your concerns, we can state that a successful stoma operation…

October 20, 2016

Tips for Traveling with an Ostomy – Your Passport to Globetrotting Success

Traveling is one of the most important parts of many lifestyles. We’re not just talking about seven-day all-inclusive vacations here. We’re talking about real travel, the kind where you pick up at a moment’s notice and throw caution to the wind in wanderlust. If you count yourself amongst this globetrotting lot then you know the fear of having anything get in your way. Work schedules…

October 17, 2016

Sex After an Ostomy – What You Need to Know

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One of the biggest concerns you may have before or after receiving an ostomy is in regards to your sex life. How will it be impacted? We’re not going to leave you dangling. You can have sex. Lots of it. Very little needs to change, no matter how adventurous your bedroom (or kitchen floor) escapades may be. Now that you’ve breathed a sigh of relief,…

October 13, 2016

Living Life Fully with Your Ostomy – Part 6: Advantageous Attitudes

In my last post, I focused on the value of attending ostomy care conferences as a means to personally connect with companies, professionals, and fellow ostomates. Doing so can have a direct, immediate and powerful positive impact on your quality of life. When attending such a local conference myself, I was struck by the thought that all of the people there were actively seeking to…

October 11, 2016

Living Life Fully with Your Ostomy – Part 5: Serviceable Information

In my last post, I shared a list of items that have become essential, must-haves when it comes to my own ostomy care supplies, regardless of whether I’m doing daily life at home or traveling to another location on business or vacation. Today, I want to encourage you to improve your knowledge of ostomy issues and expand your network of people who can both support…

October 4, 2016

#OSTOFIT – Ostomy Fitness Tips to Help You Lead an Extraordinary Life (w/video)

A fitness regime is essential to bouncing back from any major medical procedure. Some of you had already been leading a healthy and fit lifestyle prior to your colostomy, urostomy, or ileostomy. For you, it may be easier to get back on track, literally. Others may not have the same advantage coming out of their surgery. Many of you fall somewhere in the middle. Whichever the case, adopting a…

September 30, 2016

Ostomy Day 2016 – How to Celebrate and Build Awareness

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Living with an Ostomy? You are not alone. As a person living with an ostomy, you might sometimes feel that way, but it’s not true. It’s been estimated that there are more than 90,000 ostomates here in Canada, while south of the border that number is north of 1 million. You are not alone. This October 1st, Canadians living with ostomies, together with their families and friends,…

September 27, 2016

Living Life Fully with Your Ostomy – Part 4: Beneficial Products

In your quest to live life with your ostomy more fully, you are probably wondering which ostomy supplies to use.  Like most products these days, there is no shortage of choices and brands when it comes to ostomy bags and related ostomy care equipment.  In today’s post, I’m going to share some items that I’ve found to be “must haves” over the years.   A…

September 23, 2016

Ostomy Fitness – Life in the Gym with Weight Lifting Limitations?

Inner Good’s mission is clear. We intend to help you live an extraordinary life. That applies to all aspects of your life, be it within your career, on your travels, and in your fitness. When it comes to physical fitness, many have questions about the potential for limitations in the gym. Can you lift weights when you have an ostomy? If so, will you be…