An ostomy is a surgically created artificial opening (stoma) on the abdomen from an internal organ. The ostomy provides urinary or fecal diversion for the treatment of certain diseases. Examples of ostomies include a colostomy, ileostomy and urostomy. Learn more about Ostomy from the United Ostomy Association of America
The Ostomy Support group is open to all members of the community who have an ostomy or are preparing for an ostomy surgery. Friends and families of ostomates are welcome. The Ostomy Support group provides an opportunity to meet other ostomates, to learn more about ostomies, to ask questions, to share feelings and to openly discuss ostomy issues. Group meetings are informal and friendly. Meetings consist of both knowledgeable speakers and round table discussions.
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