Red and irritated skin is not a normal part of having an ostomy. Ideally, your ostomy appliance should fit well and you should have healthy happy skin under and around your ostomy. If your skin is damaged, it is a great idea to contact a professional. The best place to go when you have a problem with your ostomy is of course your WOC nurse and y... [More]

 
Convatec SUR-FIT Natura 12" Drainable 2 Piece Ostomy pouch has a two-sided comfort panel with a standard tail closure and opaque pouch. The wide tail openings make draining and cleaning the opening easier. Convatec is a trusted brand for ostomy pouches and wafers. They are a great choice for ostomates the only downside to Convatec can be the out... [More]

The snow has finally melted and warmer weather is on it's way! I am looking forward to picnics and spending some time outdoors. Express Medical Supply is also celebrating the melted snow and sunshine with a great sale. Head over and stock up on ostomy supplies! The entire site is on sale so you can get ostomy bags, ostomy wafers, stomahesive pa... [More]

 
Caring for your ostomy means caring for your stoma and the skin around it.  The stoma does not have nerve endings, which means that if there is a problem your stoma won't feel pain. The skin around the stoma feels pain and can be damaged by leakage or irritation just like all skin. The best way to combat this is to check your stoma daily to... [More]

February is American Heart Month! Express Medical Supply is celebrating Heart Month by donating a portion of their proceeds from online orders placed between 2/24/14 - 2/28/14 to help fight heart disease and stroke. Heart disease and stroke effect both men and women. When you have an ostomy, it is just as important to care for your heart as it i... [More]

 
Many people find it helpful to schedule their ostomy pouch changes early in the morning or late in the evening right before bed.  A lot of people say that their stomas are less active during these times, but obviously that is not true for everyone.  You will need to get to know your habits, and plan the best time for you.  Generally ... [More]