Doctor talks about Stress and WannaWearOne Campaign

I'm stressed! My daughter's due date for our first grandchild is tomorrow! Will the labor go ok? Will the baby be ok? What sort of world will this little one come into? Will he like me? How does "grandpa" sound? What will he call me? My wife and I had four children and I don't recall

Fishing Adventure with a Screw Cap Solution!

Fishing with a urostomy I was walleye fishing with a couple of buddies last spring in an 18 foot open boat. There were hundreds of boats in the Detroit River for the spawning run. Sometimes a boat passed close enough to say hello, but most of the time people respected your space.  Beer goes pretty

Circle of Life Full of Color

Autumn is a yearly reminder of the circle of life. In our northern state of Michigan, broadleaf trees and some conifers like the tamarack are deciduous, which means as opposed to evergreens, their leaves die annually and fall to the ground. People migrate to the woods on "color tours" to observe brilliant displays of gold

In Honor of WOCN Nurse Week, Desiree talks with Pat

Originally posted 04-18-2016   "For WOCN nurse week our President, Pat Camp, interviewed Muskegon's newest ostomy nurse to get her thoughts on the many benefits WOCN nurse have to offer “ostomates." What was it that first drew you to become a WOCN Nurse? I was drawn to being a WOCN nurse by the complexity of

American Veterans involved in StomaCloak Study

Originally posted 04-06-2016 We are excited to announce that the effectiveness of StomaCloak the stoma cloaking device we have marketed for the past two years is to be evaluated scientifically. Odor adsorbing capability of the carbon impregnated material has been tested extensively by Rutgers University in the past, but the life improving properties will soon be

My Honduras Mission Trip, Zip Lining and Ostomy

Originally posted 02-16-2016   I have just returned from a medical/ evangelical mission trip in Gracias Lempira Honduras. We worked in the poorest community (average per capita income $200/ month) in the second poorest country in the world;(poorest is Haiti). Our team of 15 performed orthopedic and urologic surgeries for many patients. Some had suffered with

Circle of Life Full of Color

Originally posted 11-09-2015 Autumn is a yearly reminder of the circle of life. In our northern state of Michigan, broadleaf trees and some conifers like the tamarack are deciduous, which means as opposed to evergreens, their leaves die annually and fall to the ground. People migrate to the woods on "color tours" to observe brilliant

Pursuit of Big Game in Celebration of World Ostomy Day!

Originally posted 10-02-2015 In his pursuit of big game, the American archer would almost always consider hunting the rutting bull elk as the pinnacle. Bears, mountain lions and wolves threaten the animal's survival as a calf but less so as a mature adult. As long as Man has eaten meat, he has also been listed

Ostomates Making “Great Comebacks”

Originally posted 09-07-2015 Hope is an incredibly powerful force. Hope comes from somebody who has been there. – Rolf Benirschke When I was a boy, I liked underdogs. I was a fan of the San Diego Chargers who had Rolf Benirschke as their fantastic placekicker. I remember, more than once, watching Rolf kick a game