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Intimacy With My Ostomy

For most ostomates, a stoma has little or no effect on the ability to enjoy sex, regardless of sexual preferences or lifestyle before surgery.   Sexuality and ostomy are complex subjects with many aspects to it: the physical, emotional, and psychological pressures are major influences in ones’ life. Below, we will break down these issues […]

SASS Virtual Support Group Meeting – Feb 2024

SAVE THE DATE Our February broadcast of the SASS Support Group Meeting is Proudly Sponsored by Convatec. Convatec is a global medical products and technologies with leading market positions in advanced wound care, ostomy care, continence care and infusion care. We are doing things differently in 2024. Our virtual meetings will now be streamed across multiple […]

Types of Ostomy Bags and How to Choose What’s Best for You

Many Ostomates fall victim to the common misconceptions that daily leakage and skin irritation are normal occurrences that come with the territory of having an ostomy. The reality is, they are going through unnecessary struggles due to the fact that they aren’t using the best products for my individual situation.

Intimacy with an Ostomy

It is normal normal to feel anxious about how stoma has changed your body and this can make you shy away from being intimate with your partner. Meaningful and fulfilling intimate encounters can still be part of your and your partner’s lives.  Open and honest communication with your partner lay at the heart of the […]

SASS – July 2022 Support Group Meeting

Meeting Details: Topic: Lifestyle Tips & Tricks Date & Time: 27 July 2022 at 19:00 Johannesburg Please join the SASS Support group meeting where we will be chatting lifestyle tips and tricks for Ostomates.  PLEASE NOTE: Once registered you will receive the meeting login details.

Understanding your Colostomy

Understanding your Colostomy

Understanding your Colostomy plays a huge role in coming to terms with having one and most importantly, managing your “NEW YOU”. Please join our June  Support Group meeting as we explore Colostomies in abit more detail. We will explore: operations that result in a colostomy recap diet constipation/diarrhoea colostomy irrigation Parastomal hernias     Date […]

SASS – What Stoma Products are Availible?

We are so thankful to the team at SASA (The South African Stomaltherapy Association) for supporting our monthly meetings. This evening, Sr Jane Hoole chats to us about Stoma Products available in South Africa. Through the course of this conversation, we covered some interesting topics that we are confident, you the Ostomate will find extremely […]

Understanding your ileostomy

Understanding your ileostomy plays a huge role in coming to terms with having one and most importantly, managing your “NEW YOU”. Please June our May Monthly Support Group meeting as we explore ileostomies in abit more detail. Meeting Details: Topic: Operations that result in an ileostomy/Ulcerative colitis vs Crohn’s disease/recap diet/managing lose watery stools/appropriate pouching […]

Is my colostomy blocked or am I constipated?

Is my Ostomy blocked? A blockage is not only with Colostomy right ? Understanding your gut plays a significant role in helping you manage life with your Stoma. In this support group meeting , our The South African Stomaltherapy Association (SASA) nurses Dee and Jane recap on the Gastro Intestinal Tract, types of stoma then […]

SASS – April Support Group Meeting – Stoma Products

Meeting Details:Topic: Stoma ProductsDate & Time: 4th May 2022 at 19:00 Johannesburg Please join the SASS Support group meeting where we will be chatting about Stoma Products. What is available? what do I need?  Its is important to note that these sessions by no means replaces a consultation with your Stoma Nurse or Physician. These […]