Activity with an Ostomy
Get back to your favorite exercises with these helpful tips and ideas.
Ready to get active? Not sure where to start?
The me+™ recovery series, provides information and support about the importance of movement and physical activity after ostomy surgery, and consists of a host of materials including: three phases of recovery handbooks with a progression of gentle movements and a complementary collection of videos.
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To her surprise, ostomy surgery was a blessing in disguise. Without the pain and constant trips to the bathroom, Stephanie returned to Disney World just five weeks after surgery. For the next two years, she danced in many roles, including her favorite – a waltzing ghost in the Haunted Mansion. “I always need something jazzy or absurd to do,” says Stephanie. “The costumes and the crazy routines filled a need in me to do anything elaborate and ridiculous.”
Founder of Ostomy United - United States
He eventually fought his way off the streets and into Eastern Michigan University where he was named a Goldwater Scholar, graduating with honors in theoretical physics and mathematics. However, his ulcerative colitis had grown life threatening, and mere days after graduation, his colon was removed, leaving him with a temporary colostomy. The months he lived with the ostomy were traumatic, filled with painful skin breakdown and repeated leaks. A reversal was done that fall when he began graduate school at Cornell University.