SASS – Body Confidence

Body Confidence

#SASS welcomed fashion model, author, entrepreneur, motivational speaker & double Ostomate Jearlean Taylor. At the age of 3 years old, Jearlean was diagnosed with a rare form of cancer; Rhabdomyosarcoma. Cancer- Free after 1 years treatments, she was left with a colostomy and urostomy. Despite what many would perceive to be disabilities, Jearlean is considered […]

Swimming with my Stoma

With summer here you may be wondering if you can swim with your Stoma and bag; in short YES! Swimming is probably one of the best exercises after ostomy surgery but you may be feeling anxious that the pouching system may fail or embarressed because of the bag. Here are some helpful tips and tricks […]

Celebrating World Ostomy Day

ConvaTec hosted a live discussion with ostomates, nurses and other healthcare professionals at their two session, one-day virtual summit on Friday, October 1, 2021. “Ostomates’ Rights Are Human Rights – anytime and anywhere” was this year’s World Ostomy Day’s theme. SASS Chairperson Faizel Jacobs was invited as a panelist to one of these sessions: This […]