Living with an Ostomy

UOAA & Spokane Ostomy Support Group

This tri-fold pamphlet by the UOAA contains basic facts about having an ostomy and lists resources available to help new ostomates. It also has information about the Spokane Ostomy Support Group that serves the Greater Spokane, Washington area.

Living with an Ostomy
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Feature News Articles

“LIVING ACTIVE LIVES – Concerns & Considerations for Ostomates”

By Michelle Best, BSN, RN, CWOCN - May 5, 2020
Providence Sacred Heart Medical Center 
Spokane, WA 

This PowerPoint Presentation was presented to the Spokane Ostomy Support Group via a Zoom meeting on May 5, 2020.  It contains 23 slides covering a wide variety of topics related to lifestyle issues of concern to ostomates plus several important information resources at the end of the presentation.

Living Active Lives

This presentation is available to download in two file formats:
1) Power Point Show:  Living Active lives for ostomates.ppsx

2) Portable Document File (PDF):  Living Active lives for ostomates.pdf


"Living with an Ostomy"

Retired geologist had colon removed over 30 years ago
by Cindy Hval

Spokesman Review: October 19, 2017

photo by Cindy Hval

"Shedding a Light on Ostomy"

Bodily waste elimination tough to talk about, but impossible to ignore
by Cindy Hval

Spokesman Review: September 25, 2012

Recommended Books


10 Tools for Living Well with an Ostomy
by Susie Leonard Weller, M.A.

Resources for Ostomates, Caregivers, & Support Groups

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Living Comfortably with Colostomies, Ileostomies, & Urostomies
by Barbary Dorr Mullen & Kerry Anne McGinn, RN, ARNP

Alive & Kicking book


The true life story of an NFL star’s battle with ulcerative colitis,
ostomy surgery, and hepatitis C
by Rolf Benirschke with Mike Yorkey