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  • n. Plural form of ostomy.


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  • It must extend itself to cover horrors—ostomies and scars and flipper-hands and harelips and agenesis of the eyeballs—and it rises to every miserable occasion of the sick body.

    The Worst Years of Your Life

  • More is known about the sexual functioning of men with ostomies than about women with ostomies, even today.


  • Advocate Medical Services, Inc. Advocate is a medical supplies provider for those who suffer from spinal cord injuries, spina bifida, urological incontinence and retention, chronic wounds and ostomies.

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  • Additionally the clinic offers services for patients with ostomies.

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  • Ostomy support group: For people with ostomies, their family members and friends. Latest Headlines

  • Future versions of the liquid bandage may be suitable for use by civilian rescue teams to treat traumatic wounds and burns, as well as in the treatment of diabetic ulcers, ostomies and post-op wounds.


  • When we hear a report of a cancer victim being excruciatingly embarrassed by these assaults on privacy -- leaving soaked in urine, for example -- it is reasonable to see this as a metaphor for the millions of painful moments that the close to 60 million Americans without healthcare, who can't afford ostomy products, let alone ostomies, or whose families have sacrificed food or the roofs they live under to pay for health care bills that legislators have enabled to rise to out of control levels.

    Rob Kall: TSA as a Metaphor

  • Ella’s strange puffy face is covered, her yellow eyes are covered, her bald spot is covered, her extra fingers are covered, her ostomies are covered, and the bitter, nose-tickling odor of urine that rises from her always is covered by the tremendous faculty of cuteness generated from some organ deep within her.

    The Worst Years of Your Life


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