It’s only natural that you’ll have questions as you begin life with an ostomy, or even after you have had your ostomy for awhile. So we’ve curated a platform of honest, insightful tools that are constantly being updated called me+ answers. On the road to rehabilitation, you can count on me+ information, tips and free samples to manage your ostomy, as well as hear stories from other people living with an ostomy.
Explore articles providing tips, tricks, resources, solutions and more across topics like diet, relationships, activity, travel and recovery. Still have more questions about living with an ostomy? Contact our me+ team to be connected to an ostomy nurse or support specialist.
Exercise after surgery
No matter what level of physical activity you want to pursue, ostomy surgery shouldn’t hold you back. Whether you've had colostomy, ileostomy or urostomy surgery, your abdominal muscles need time to heal and strengthen, and it might seem difficult to be active again. Your muscles may be weaker than usual, due to the time spent in the hospital but these things can be overcome with gradual training and exercises.Read More
What to eat
When planning your diet, it’s important to know what your body can handle. Check out these diet tips from Diane Bustamante, a dietitian and nutritionist who frequently consults with people living with an ostomy.Read More