Virtual Rush Ostomy Support Group

Thursday, Feb 4, 2021 at 5:30pm

Online
Chicago, IL 60601

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Whether you’re a patient who is living with an ostomy (including ileostomies, colostomies, and urostomies), caring for a loved one with an ostomy, or considering a possible diversion surgery, our virtual Rush Ostomy Support Group offers an open forum where you can:

- Ask questions and discuss ostomy-related issues

- Hear from guest speakers including colon and rectal surgeons, urologists, gynecologists, pharmacists, dietitians, appliance vendors, ostomy nurses, and psychologists

- Find mutual support and camaraderie as you hear from other people living with an ostomy

Topics may include the following:

- Ostomy construction basics

- Advanced procedures

- Complications of ostomies including hernia and prolapse

- Pouching techniques and options

- Nutrition

- Coping techniques

- Specific conditions that may result in an ostomy, such as colon, rectal, prostate or other cancers, Crohn’s disease, ulcerative colitis, intestinal motility disorders, and related birth defects

Use the Zoom link below to join Ostomy Support Group session: https://us05web.zoom.us/j/82678489381?pwd=TDgwNjVWVWhqYk1haEJNdWhWbk9DQT09 

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