Ostomy & Urostomy

The Pharmacy Stop carries Hollister and Convatec supplies. Our specialist Lisa is also available to help you get the right product. Please call her with questions at 815-672-2968 or contact your Pharmacy Stop pharmacist.

 

Living with an Ostomy

It takes time to adjust to an ostomy. But you will be able to work, participate in sports and physical activities, be intimate with your partner, and resume your social life after an ostomy. [Read More]

Urostomy Care

It takes time to adjust to having a urostomy. But with time after surgery, you will be able to work, participate in sports and physical activities, be intimate with your partner, and resume your social life.

Immediately after your surgery, activities such as driving and lifting will be restricted to allow the stoma to heal. After 2 to 3 weeks, you should be able to resume normal activities. With your pouch in place, you can still swim, hike, camp, and play tennis. Contact sports may cause injury to the stoma or may cause the pouch to slip. But check with your doctor about how to be safe while being active, whether it is playing sports or doing your exercise routine. [Read More]