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UOAA Conference

Last week, Melissa had the pleasure of attending the 7th National United Ostomy Associations of America conference in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania as an exhibitor, entertainer, and as the new National Conference Social Director! She saw some old friends and met some…

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Melissa's Big Announcement

The New Year is for new experiences and Melissa has just embarked on an exciting journey that she can't want to tell everyone about.

That's right, Melissa is the new National Conference Social Director for the United Ostomy…

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Thanksgiving

For our American readers, or those who love a turkey dinner, I’d like to talk about Thanksgiving. Pre-ostomy, it was one of my favorite holidays, full of good food and visiting family. Post-ostomy, it’s still centered on loved ones, but…

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Episode 13

Recently, Melissa had the pleasure of reviewing two new products from Stomagienics, the StomaGenie and the StomaPress. They promise a smoother, easier, and more seamless ostomy bag application. She had met the lovely Stomagienics representatives at the WOCN conference in…

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Episode 12

After a brief hiatus, Melissa Marshall is back with all new episodes of Melissa Marshall's Bag of Tricks and Ostomy Tips! Every Tuesday, she'll return to introduce you to an all-new ostomy product and tell you where to get…

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Summer of Smiles Toy Drive

The No You Cant'cer Foundation has partnered with The Children's Hospital of Philadelphia for host a toy drive that will benefit their Child Life Development. Until October 1st, we will be collecting toys, craft items, and gift cards to bring…

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Special Guest Anisha Vijayan

For today's post, we have a fantastic interview with director Anisha Vijayan. Anisha has just completed a short documentary about living with an ostomy in India. This project is only one on her impressive resume, but to us, it is…

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Special Guest Louise Hunt

It seems as though everyone enjoyed reading LTC(R) Justin Blum's story last tuesday, which you can read HERE. So today we're bringing another special guest, Louise Hunt. Louise is a British ostomate who has chronicled her life, IBD struggles…

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Special Guest LTC(R) Justin Blum

At the No You Cant'cer Foundation, we understand that everyone's journey is different and everyone's needs are different as well. In order to try and expand the conversation we hope to spark, we have invited former and present ostomates to…

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Colorectal Cancer Awareness Month 

One thing no one expects about cancer is that it may very well happen to them. People know cousins, coworkers, grandparents, neighbors, and friends that get diagnosed with the “Big C”, but never think that their doctor will welcome them…

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