l’Union des Stomisés du Grand Sud

The EOA Member Organization, Provence Stomie Contact, is honoured to announce the creation of l’Union des Stomisés du Grand Sud, France (the Union of Ostomy of the Great South) on May 3, 2019 in Avignon (84).

This Union brings together 13 associations (some of which are members of the EOA). The technical and scientific committee composes of 3 members.

One of our first actions is the celebration of National Ostomy Day on May 3, 2020.

Treasurer Message

Dear Friends,

The bills for the annual dues of 2019 have been sent to all member organizations along with a letter explaining the dues. Swift payment would be appreciated. If you find anything to be wrong please don’t hesitate to contact me.

Jon Thorkelsson, president and treasurer.

ASPIIR Romania – WOD 2018

First Romanian brochures with ostomates testimonials by ASPIIR – “Life as a Chance” , WOD 2018

Being an ostomate is still a taboo subject for many people in Romania. I even met physicians expressing compassion for such a patient or, worse, suggesting that you should not tell others about this condition. But we have a different perspective on that: an ostomate is a normal person, with a normal life, depending on how he understands to build that. Continue reading “ASPIIR Romania – WOD 2018”

Why it is important not to close your eyes from complications, Tereza Nagyová

Photo by Jan Hrdý

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 NOA conference in Finland, 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”