As I’ve said many times it would have been so comforting to have someone come beside me and share with me their journey. Just discovered this gem of a resource today CSC’s TOLL-FREE Cancer Support Helpline is open Mon-Fri 9 am- 8 pm ET call 1-888-793-9355. http://www.cancersupportcommunity.org/MainMenu/Cancer-Support/Cancer-Support-Helpline.html
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Illeostomy Tips1. eat small portions frequently 2. get plenty of liquids. I learned to take 1-3 Ensure Plus a day and Gatorade daily for my electrolyte imbalance 3. when in doubt juice it/blend it (Magic Bullet Blender is my favorite) 4. extra virgin olive oil (aka “Liquid Gold”) on my food to help with digestion 5. avoid blockages taking 100% Coconut Water when you feel a blockage coming on will open up the ostomy and prevent blockage.
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- CRC Fact Sheet (American Cancer Society) Colorectal cancer is the third most common cancer in both men and women, and the second most common cause of cancer death in the US. The risk of getting colon cancer can be reduced by following screening guidelines, increasing activity levels, staying at a healthy weight, and eating a low-fat, healthy diet.
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What Is Risk? Do you know the four types of risk factors that affect your cancer risk? Or that your level of contact with these risk factors can affect your risk? This section explains the concept of risk and lets you test your knowledge of the subject.
- A Call to Action for Ostomates Nationwide and Help Up for Those In Need:
I am compelled to share this information with others in a position to possibly help contribute ostomy supplies or financial donations. A year or so ago my daughter in doing research for my health stumbled across the website for the 'Osto Group' since May 2008 this non-profit organization has been serving ostomates offers ostomy supplies to patients nationwide for those who do not have medical insurance or their insurance doesn't cover their supplies).
No insurance/co-pay assistance:
Patient Advocate Foundation
421 Butler Farm Road
Hampton, VA 23666
Phone: (800) 532-5274
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