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 useful. These topics included:
01:00 – What pouching systems are available in South Africa
06:30- What is Convexity
08:15 – Accessories/Necessities/Supporting Products
11:15 – Choosing the correct Pouching System
18:00 – Stoma Assessment for choosing your pouching system
22:38 – Pouch Changing / Pouch emptying
These topics were followed by some interesting questions from our guests:
31:00 – Contacting Suppliers or finding a qualified Stoma Nurse
32:00 – Your Rights to healthcare
35:00 – How often should you be seen by a stoma therapist?
40:20 – I get multiple products but they don’t all work and sometimes change 3 times a day?
46:00 – I have been using Friars Balsam, is there any dangers if I continue using it?
49:40 – Is there a Rolls-Royce of bags?
51:15 – Why should we not use the support belt with the hole in it?
54:55 – Can I recommend the product that works for me to another Ostomate?
58:20 – Considerations to take before starting a workout program.
1:04:03 – Pilates vs Bio kineticist vs Physiotherapist