We encourage you to read the report on the 2018 Paediatric Colorectal Surgical Mission in Kenya. The report was prepared by Lamek Odero from Nyanza Kenya Ostomy Association. It presents the situation of children with colorectal problems and shows excellent results of cooperation of local doctors and nurses with participants of the medical mission from the USA and Europe. Continue reading “Kenya – Medical Mission 2018”
In 2016, ILCO Zimbabwe received a container from ILCO Sweden carrying many ostomy appliances, with the intentions of it to be used as office space. This decision was done out of the realization of high cost in office rentals in Zimbabwe. Continue reading “Zimbabwe – Container Report 2018”
The WOD 2018 in Russia was a success. The main event was the All-Russian Conference in the city of Samara. Continue reading “WOD 2018 in Russia”
Wound healing is a big issue for me. Since my Crohn’s started, I have consistently dealt with abscesses and fistulas. Septic wounds, which quite fundamentally complicate life, hurt a lot and curing them lasts a long time. Last year I solved a complication of 4 months with parastomal abscess that has become a fistula. Continue reading “Why it is important not to close your eyes from complications, Tereza Nagyová”
What I found out at the Nordic Ostomy Association conference in Finland
Thanks to starting my project for ostomates I had the honour to accept the invitation of the European Ostomy Association to a meeting of the Nordic countries held in Tampere, Finland. I did not have an intended role at the meeting, and therefore I was very curious what awaits me… Continue reading “What I found out at the NOA conference in Finland, Tereza Nagyová”
Welt-Stoma-Tag: Wir reden über Stoma!
Der Welt-Stoma-Tag am 6. Oktober soll für die Situation von Stomaträgern sensibilisieren
I was sitting at a Nordic meeting of Ostomy Association (NOA) in Finland and was listing to a lecture of local ostomy nurse. She explained how she helped prevent an irritation around the ostomy for her new patient. She just called and asked how he was doing. After a while he confessed that the surrounding of his ostomy is red, began to bleed, something was wrong. She immediately invited him to her office and chose new aids. Issue got resolved there and then. Continue reading “A Proper Ostomy Nurse, Tereza Nagyová”
Gabriela Lavalle is a well-known actress and a singer born in Argentine. She is an ostomate since 9 years. As a public person she wants to publish her personal history to raise awareness, to do something against the still lasting taboos and to show that ostomates are able to live an active life (she has also written a book).
Are you lazy? I’m awfully lazy! Fortunately, I have a dog that is guaranteed to kick me out of bed every day. Sometimes it is a pain to walk 3 times a day. But I never regret my decision. If I didn’t have him, I would for sure become a part of the bed while suffering my worst days. It is terribly easy to stop with any activity when you are not well. At first, it is really impossible, later one gets lazy. I was also scared in the beginning to travel anywhere by myself. What if I suddenly get to the bottom of my energy level and I get stuck in the middle of nowhere, without a car or a toilette? Continue reading “Go for sports!, Tereza Nagyová”
We don’t talk about feces. Officially, everyone smells like lilies, or doesn’t do it at all. But everyone stinks, logically does an ostomate. The ostomy did not change anything. Just what was hidden and solved in pants, suddenly shows on belly surface. Continue reading “I have an ostomy, I Stink #FakeNews, Tereza Nagyová”