Ostomy

Paul Meise – An Ostomate’s Story

Paul Meise – An Ostomate’s Story

Recently, we sat down with Paul Meise, owner of Cooper Medical Supplies to discuss his own experience as an ostomate. Paul’s story of learning to adapt to life as an ostomate at a young age is the foundation upon which Paul and his wife Carol have built their business. It’s an inspiring story of overcoming obstacles and barriers and one…read more →

Parastomal Hernias

Parastomal Hernias

Most of us have heard of hernias before. A hernia is simply a rip or tear in muscle tissue that causes a portion of the abdomen to bulge through. It can be painful and debilitating. Sneezing, coughing, laughing, lifting, bending, even walking can bring on hernia pain! People who have ostomies, like everyone else, can suffer hernias, but ostomies can…read more →

Life’s A Beach

Life’s A Beach

The Snow’s on the ground, the mercury has fallen, and it’s definitely Winter in the Okanagan! And while some wait for the arrival of Spring in a few months and the balmy days of Summer that follow, others choose the fastrack to warmer days, heading south to more tropical climbs. But for those with ostomies, warmer temperatures means taking specific…read more →

Traveling With An Ostomy

Traveling With An Ostomy

Don’t let your ostomy keep you from traveling. With a little bit of advanced planning, an ostomate can be prepared for most situations that may be encountered on a trip away from home. A bit of forethought can go along way. Here are some tips to get you started. Download our free e-book guide on Traveling with an Ostomy here