Pierre shares his learnings

Hi, my name is Pierre Van Der Merwe. I have a urostomy, not sure how many people on the group has one (ilial conduit) But one of the interesting things I have learned (on this group) is that some of you give your stoma bag a name? Now from the start my “bag” felt like […]

SASS – March Support Group Meeting – Blockage vs Constipation

Meeting Details: Topic: Blockage vs Constipation Date & Time: 30th March 2022 at 19:00 Johannesburg Please join the SASS Support group meeting where our nurse will be explaining the difference between a blockage and constipation. We will also explore the most commonly treatment plans. Its is important to note that these sessions by no means […]

Diet. The Dos & Don’ts

he SASS February Virtual Support group meeting welcomed SASA (South African Stomaltherapy Association) to the meeting. SASA is a Not-For-Profit organisation established for the purpose of maintaining optimum care for individuals with ostomies, incontinence, draining wounds, fistulae, draining and feeding tubes and actual or potential alterations in tissue integrity. This evening, Sr Dee Waugh shared […]

SASS – February Virtual Support Group Meeting

South African Stomaltherapy Association ( SASA )

Meeting Details: Topic: Diet – Eating plans. The do’s and the donts Date & Time: 23th February 2022 at 19:00 Johannesburg The meeting Log In Details will be sent to you once your registration has been completed – Registration Form Below We are so excited to announce the collaboration with South African Stomaltherapy Association (SASA).  […]

Exercise and Movement

In honouring those #GetFit #NewYearsResolutions, SASS had invited Sarah Russell to the first Virtual Support Meeting of 2022 Sarah spoke to us about the benefits of exercise and movement, sharing from her 25 years’ experience as an Exercise Specialist and an Ostomate. About Sarah  Sarah is a clinical exercise specialist, certified clinical Pilates instructor (APPI […]

Michelle Fourie shares her journey

Michelle Fourie

Hi my name is Michelle Fourie. I am 45 years old and it is my 1 year stoma anniversary (December 2021). I have a colostomy bag. It all started about a year-and-a-half ago. I thought my appendix had burst. The pain was unexplainable. Paramedics arrived and did not want to send me to the hospital […]

January 2022 Support Group Meeting

Sarah Russell

Meeting Details:Topic: SASS – Benefits of Exercise and MovementDate & Time: 26th January 2022 at 19:00 Johannesburg Please join our Virtual Support group meeting when we welcome Sarah Russell as she speaks to us about the benefits of Exercise and Movement for us Ostomates. About Sarah  Sarah is  a clinical exercise specialist, certified clinical Pilates […]

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 […]