2010 has been an amazing year for Ostomy Guide! Our little fledgling blog has grown tremendously and we’ve had the thanks and blessings of many ostomates who were seeking for more resources, support, and community online. We look forward to 2011 and all of the exciting things it will bring.
But for now, I’d like to sum up the year with the year’s most popular Ostomy Guide content:
Number 1 Topic: Traveling
In 2010, we saw many reactions, concerns, and changes in how airport security handles…well, us. This has been by far the most popular topic of the year, as these security policy changes have changed the way all of us perceive air travel; changes that affect those with medical needs the most, including ostomy. Here is some travel-related content on Ostomy Guide:
Number 2: Unique Ostomy Products
Browsing the Internet, I had come across a collection of some very, very niche products specifically for Ostomates. Almost all of these products are designed/crafted by entrepreneurial ostomates who were looking for better ways to care for their ostomy. Among the most favorite is probably “Ostomy Armor”, which is a protective belt and cover for an ostomy pouch.
Number 3: Ostomy News of 2010
There was a lot of news about Ostomy this year. Below are some of the most interesting tidbits:
- IDEAS Climbs Everest – the last of 7 peaks
- American Nurses Association now recognized wound, ostomy, and continence as a nursing specialty.
- Elvis Could’ve Lived with Colostomy Surgery
- UOAA presents the 1st annual Ostomy Awareness Day
- Nadine Cole supports Ostomy
Number 4: Product Catalogs
This year, we added online catalogs for Hollister, ConvaTec, and Coloplast to first help individuals locate the right supplies in the wide spectrum of Ostomy products, and secondly to help identify their compatibility, product codes, and HCPCS numbers. Since we don’t list prices or sell items on Ostomy Guide, we’ve linked relevant products to the Ostomy Guide sponsor, STL Medical Supply, so you can get more detailed descriptions, prices, and product reviews from individuals who have used them. Here are links to each of these product guides:
Hope you enjoyed this roundup…and…