You’re tired of being sick and in pain. We get it.

You’ve tried all kinds of medications and treatments, and nothing has worked. And now, your worst fear has been realized… you are facing ostomy surgery.

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We get it

You’re tired of being sick and in pain. You’ve tried all kinds of medications and treatments, and nothing has worked. And now, your worst fear has been realized… you are facing ostomy surgery.

You’re scared and angry and overwhelmed and wonder how your ostomy will affect your life. And you’ve got questions – so many questions…

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How do I get my medical supplies and will my insurance cover the cost?
What are potential complications and how can I avoid them?
What will my recovery look like?
When can I go back to work?
How will I have to change my diet?
Will I have to wear baggy clothes to conceal my pouch?
Will my friends/family know I have an ostomy?
Can you smell it?
Will it leak and embarrass me in public?
Can I travel, play sports, swim?
Will someone still love me?
Can I have a family?

We’ve been there and we can help!

Alive & Kicking is the only immediate post-surgery program that delivers practical and trusted information right to your inbox every day for the first month of your recovery… created by ostomates for ostomates. It features suggestions from medical professionals and lots of stories from other ostomates who have traveled this journey ahead of you. We provide the right information at the right time to help you recover and return to the life you love.

We have gathered Information you can trust from partners like:

  • American College of Surgeons
  • Association of Colon and Rectal Surgeons
  • United Ostomy Associations of American (UOAA)
  • Wound, Continence, Ostomy Nurses (WOCN)
  • The Phoenix
  • The Ostomy Raft by Joan Scott

It’s free and easy to sign up and we promise not to bombard you with ads or share your personal information with anyone!