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Articles and information printed in these web pages are not necessarily endorsed by the Winnipeg Ostomy Association and may not apply to everyone. It is wise to consult your ET or doctor before using any information from these web pages. Please note that medicine advances very quickly and that older medically-related articles may be outdated. Articles on humor, attitudes etc. will probably still ring true. There is no replacement for a qualified ET or a doctor's advice when it comes to ostomy or other medically related matters. I hope everyone has access to quality healthcare!

Stay healthy,
Mike Leverick.


January 2017New Jan 13/17
A Special Gift!
1
W.O.A. Information
2
Christmas Luncheon 2016 with Photographs
3
Profiles - Fred Algera & Rollie Binner
4
"That’s Not What I Expected", - Cancer, Chemo & Surgery 5
From the Editor’s Desk.
In Memoriam
6
A Special Celebration
The Overactive Ileostomy

7
4 Reasons Why Having an Ostomy can be Exhausting
8
Pouching Checklist
Did You Know…?
How to Stay Young

9
How to Shave Around Your Stoma
Profile - Rollie Binner cont’d from P.4
A Pouch Falling Off -
10
A Special Gift! - Con't from p. 1.
4 Reasons Why . . . - Con't from p. 8.
A Pouch Falling Off - Con't from p. 10.

11
W.O.A. Listings, Contacts and Membership Form
12

November/December 2016
Christmas Luncheon - December 4, 2016
1
W.O.A. Information
2
From The Editor's Desk
Brandon Wesman Ostomate's Meeting

3
Allergic? How to Tell for Sure.
4
Terrific Travel Hints
Urostomy Facts
5
What to Drink with Drugs. 6
Board Member Profile.
7
ET Recognition Award
8
Ostomates Must be Very Vigilant about Diarrhea
9
W.O.A. Listings, Contacts and Membership Form
10

October 2016
From The President's Desk
1
W.O.A. Information
2
Christmas Luncheon - December 4, 2016
Winnipeg Foundation Thank You

3
Belts vs. Tape
Conference Photographs - Thank Yous & Website Location

4
Common Cold
Brandon Wesman Ostomate's Meeting
5
Common Cold (Cont'd from p. 5) 6
Letter from the President of the Ostomy Canada Society.
7
Getting Back to Exercising After Ostomy Surgery
8
F.O.W.C. Packing of Supplies in Winnipeg
9
W.O.A. Listings, Contacts and Membership Form
10

September 2016
From The President's Desk
1
W.O.A. Information
2
We've Got Mail
3
Ostomy Canada Conference Photos
4
Unsung Hero - Helmut Friesen 5
More Ostomy Canada Conference Photos 6
Caring For Excoriated Skin
7
Stoma Bumps - What are They?
Brandon Westman Group Meeting

8
Vitamin B-12 Replacement Therapy
9
W.O.A. Listings, Contacts and Membership Form
10

April/May 2016
From The President's Desk
1
W.O.A. Information
2
Fecal Biotherapy
Ask the ET

3
Fecal Biotherapy (cont'd)
President's Desk (cont'd)

4
Sense of Well-Being
Dessert Wind-Up
5
Procedurers that can Backfire
AGM Notice
6
Just One More Day
Food Blockage - What to Do

7
Helpful Hints from Here & There
8
Conference Highlights
9 & 10
Conference Information
11
Conference Registration Form
12
Conference Hotel Registration Form
13
W.O.A. Listings, Contacts and Membership Form
14

March 2016
From The President's Desk
1
W.O.A. Information
2
Fluids & Electrolytes with an Ostomy
Ask the ET

3
In Memory of Sam Knacker
Notice - AGM

4
Hidden Hazards of Cold Medicines
Thank You!
5
Fixing a Leak in a Hurry
Hints & Tips
"Stomas R Us."
6
Urinary Tract Stones
Ask the ET (cont'd from p.3).

7
What's Normal for my Stoma?
70th Stoma Anniversary - Congratulations Evelyn!.

8
Conference Invitation
9
Conference Registration Form
10
Conference Hotel Registration Form
11
W.O.A. Listings, Contacts and Membership Form 12

February 2016
From The President's Desk
1
W.O.A. Information
2
Ostomy Tips from Ostomates
"Meet the ETs" - Brandon

3
Coping During the First Few Weeks
"Thank You"

4
Generic Drugs - Good for You?
Helpful Hints
5
I Wish to Share - YouTube Videos & Useful Products 6
Controlling Gas
Cholesterol.
7
Controlling Gas - Cont'd
Cholesterol - Cont'd

8
Conference Invitation
9
Conference Registration Form
10
Conference Hotel Registration Form
11
W.O.A. Listings, Contacts and Membership Form 12

January 2016
From The President's Desk
1
W.O.A. Information
2
W.O.A.'s Website 20th Anniversaryt
We've Got Mail

3
Four Steps Dealing With a Flush Stoma
Running Out of Brain Space

4
Christmas Luncheon Photographs 5
Running Out of Brain Space (Cont'd)
From the President's Desk (Cont'd)
In Memoriam
6
Ostomy Canada Society Conference 2016 in Winnipeg, August 18th - 20th.
7
Conference Registration Form
8
Conference Hotel Registration Form
9
W.O.A. Listings, Contacts and Membership Form
10

November/December 2016
Annual Christmas Luncheon
1
W.O.A. Information
2
You're Special & Important
What I Want For Christmas

3
From the President's Desk
Prolapsed Stoma/Hernia?

4
Healthier Holiday Eating
Excercise - with a Stoma
5
You're Special & Important (Cont'd)
From the President's Desk (Cont'd)
6
Seven Steps to Improve Your Memory
7
On the Outside Looking In
Tips & Tricks

8
A Doctor's View
Ostomy Myth 17

9
W.O.A. Listings, Contacts and Membership Form
10

October 2015
From the President's Desk
That Dreaded Hospital Gown

1
W.O.A. Information
2
Tips & Tricks
"Stomas R Us"

3
Hints on Aging with an Ostomy
4
Toilet Facilities for Ostomates in Japan 5
That Dreaded Hospital Gown (Cont'd from Page 1) 6
Folliculitis - A Hairy Problem
7
How Aging Affects Your Digestion
8
Hints on Aging(Cont'd)
World Ostomy Day

9
W.O.A. Listings, Contacts and Membership Form
10

September 2015
From the President's Desk
Using a Hot Tub When You Are An Ostomate

1
W.O.A. Information
2
Continuing Your Social LIfe
3
Depression & the New Ostomate
4
What Your Family Doctor Should Know. 5
What Your Family Doctor Should Know. (Cont'd) 6
Your Gut is the "Gatekeeper" to your Health
7
Your Gut is the "Gatekeeper" to your Health (Cont'd)
8
Your Gut is the "Gatekeeper" to your Health (Cont'd)
Prez’s Desk (cont’d )

9
W.O.A. Listings, Contacts and Membership Form
10

Summer 2015
From the President's Desk
Contolling Odor
1
W.O.A. Information>
2
We've Got Mail
3
Don't Give Yourself a Hernia.
Born After 1970?
4
Common Ostomy Problems & Solutions
Prez’s Desk (cont’d )
5
Contolling Odor (Cont'd from page 1)
What is a Revision?
Tobacco Petition (cont'd)
6
Thank You.
Visitor's Report
7
Vitamin B12 Replacement Therapy
8
Vitamin B12 Replacement Therapy (Con't from page 8)
Common Problems
9
W.O.A. Listings, Contacts and Membership Form
10

April/May 2015
From the President's Desk
1
W.O.A. Information
2
Tobacco Petition
Abdominal Changes
Brandon Meetings
3
Abdominal Change (cont'd)
Ileostomy "Don’ts"
4
Chemotherapy and your Ostomy
5
Ostomy Wound Care
Tobacco Petition (cont'd)
6
Swimming with an Ostomy
7
WOD Challenge
Meetings
May Dessert Party
8
On the Short Side
Conference 2016
9
W.O.A. Listings, Contacts and Membership Form
10

March 2015
From the President's Desk
1
W.O.A. Information
2
Barrier Film or Adhesive Remover
Mary & "Otto"
3
Remembering Helmut Friesen
4
Helpful Hints
Notice of AGM
5
Sports after Ostomy Surgery
6
Barrier Film or Adhesive Remover (cont'd from P.3)
7
Manitobans Retain Unique Ostomy Plan
Prez.'s Desk (Cont’d from Page 1)
8
Sports after Ostomy Surgery (cont'd from P. 6)
Manitoba Poem
9
W.O.A. Listings, Contacts and Membership Form
10

February 2015
From the President's Desk
Drug Therapy for the Ostomate
1
W.O.A. Information
2
Ostomy Tips
Brandon Meeting
3
Somebody to Love
4
Keeping Weight Down
Ostomy Myth #12
Rumor's Fundraiser Stress & Intestinal Gas
5
Drug Therapy for the Ostomate (cont'd from P.1)
6
How to Tell Someone You Have an Ostomy
7
The Overactive Ileostomy
Things I Have Learned
8
Notice of Annual General Meeting
9
W.O.A. Listings, Contacts and Membership Form
10

January 2015
From the President's Desk
The Vicious Cycle
1
W.O.A. Information
2
Christmas Lunch
Tea Maintains Healthy Arterie
Brandon Meetings
3
It's A Boy!
Benefits of Cinnamon
4
The Vicious Cycle (cont'd from P.1)
5
President’s Desk (cont'd from P.1)
6
Pancaking
Tea & Healthy Arteries (cont'd from P.3)
7
Pancaking (cont'd from P.7)
8
The Vicious Cycle (cont'd from P.5)
9
W.O.A. Listings, Contacts and Membership Form
10

November/December 2014
From the President's Desk
"In Flanders Field the Poppies grow…"
1
W.O.A. Information
2
Christmas Lunch
Brandon Meeting
3
Lesson on Stress
Tips & Tricks
What to Do
4
Dear ET
Flying with an Osotmy
5
Ileostomy & Salt
Urostomy Care
6
Allergy & Fungal Infections
4 Phases of Surgery Recovery
7
I Want To Know
And God Created Canada...
8
Flying with a n Ostomy (cont'd from P5)
9
W.O.A. Listings, Contacts and Membership Form
10

October 2014
From the President's Desk
A Gift of Time
1
W.O.A. Information
2
Christmas Lunch
Simple Yet Profound
Brandon Meeting
3
A Gift of Time (Con't from page 1)
Ileostomy and Digestive Changes
4
Abdominal Changes
Health Care & Ostomies
5
Emergency Room Information for Ostomates
6
Food Guide
Watch That Water!
7
Herbs & the Happy Intestine
Brandon - Past & Future
8
Health Care (cont’d from page 5)
Watch That Water (Cont’d from page 7))
9
W.O.A. Listings, Contacts and Membership Form
10

September 2014
From the President's Desk
Hello Doctor!
1
W.O.A. Information
2
"Ostomates Connecting on the Rock"
The UOAC's 14th Conference in St. John's, Nfld.
3
The Daley Family
Pharmacists - Their Role in Your Care
4
Colostomy - Help for New Patients
Stress & Intestinal Gas
5
Laughter - An Essential Ingredient of Good Health
In Memoriam
6
Retracted Stomas
Adhesions & Other Pains that Cramp Your Style
7
Prez.'s Letter (Cont'd from Page 1)
8
Laughter (Cont'd from p6)
9
W.O.A. Listings, Contacts and Membership Form
10

Summer 2014
From the President's Desk
Complete vs. Finished
1
W.O.A. Information
2
WOA Board Election Results for 2014
Brandon Meeting
We Got Mail
3
“The FAP Gene & Me”
4
The New Patient's Guide
Welcome New Members
It's a Boy!
5
Helpful Tips
10 Super Foods You Should Eat In Memoriam
6
Living with an Ostomy
From the President's Desk (From page 1)
7
WOA Visitor Report
Living with an Ostomy (From page 7)
8
"The FAP Gene & Me" (from page 4)
The Bag Exploded All Over Her Street Clothes.
9
W.O.A. Listings, Contacts and Membership Form
10

April/May 2014
From the President's Desk
Kevin and his Shingles! (Continued on page 6)
1
W.O.A. Information
2
Notice of Annual General Meeting (Wednesday, April 23, 2014)
Spring Wind Up & Silent Auction, Wed, May 28th 7:00 pm
3
Can Ostomates be Greenies?
4
Questions and Answers
Did You Know?
5
W.O.A. Visiting Stats and Information
Kevin and his Shingles! (From page 1) In Memoriam
6
New Patients Corner (Continued on page 9)
7
About the Output
Centering Your Pouch
8
New Patients Corner (from page 7)
Spelling Checker
Stoma Anniversary Club
9
W.O.A. Listings, Contacts and Membership Form
10

March 2014
From the President's Desk
St. Patrick’s Day Facts
1
W.O.A. Information
2
Notice of Annual General Meeting (Wednesday, April 23, 201)
Spring Wind Up & Silent Auction, Wed, May 28th 7:00 pm
3
Notes on the presentation done by Mary Robertson, ET and her ‘friend’ Otto with Photos
4
Going Bananas (Cont'd on page 8)
5
W.O.A. Visiting Stats and Information
In Memoriam
6
Sitting Down
Top 10 Foods For a Good Night’s Sleep
7
Going Bananas (Cont'd from page 5)
Muscle Spasms or Night Cramps
The Swollen Stoma
8
A Loving Wife Speaks Out
9
W.O.A. Listings, Contacts and Membership Form
10

February 2014
From the President's Desk
1
W.O.A. Information
2
Notice of Annual General Meeting (Wednesday, April 23, 2014)
What We Can Learn From Geese
3
Clinical Ostomy Pearls: Skin Barriers
4
Where Does Your Money Go?
Youth Camp
5
W.O.A. Visiting Stats and Information
In Memoriam
6
Helping Family and Friends Understand Your Ostomy
What We Can Learn From Geese (Cont'd from page 3)
7
Should My Family Help with Care of My Ostomy?
A Very Busy Day
8
Historical Reflections from the 1500’s
United Ostomy Association of Canada 2014 National Conference
Stoma Anniversary Club
9
W.O.A. Listings, Contacts and Membership Form
10

January 2014
From the President's Desk
An Ostomates Thanksgiving
1
W.O.A. Information
2
Evelyn Waldera - 90 Years Young
3
Christmas Lunch 2013 Photographs
4
Christmas Lunch 2013 Pictures - Details
The Flu and What to do (cont'd on page 9)
5
W.O.A. Visiting Stats and Information
In Memoriam
6
Controlling Odor
Editor's Note: Irrigation
7
Hints & Tips from Here, There and Everywhere!
8
The Invention Of Toilet Paper
The Flu and What to do (cont'd)
9
W.O.A. Listings, Contacts and Membership Form
10

November/December 2013
From the President's Desk
The Point of the Poppy
1
W.O.A. Information
2
Annual Christmas Luncheon
Disability Tax Credit
3
Visitor Training
4
Your Peristomal Skin and Chemotherapy
Your Stoma and Chemotherapy
Is It Okay to Get the Pouching System Wet?
5
W.O.A. Stats
Antihistamine Usage
6
Man on the Street Interviews
Aleve and Crohn’s Disease
Do You Sometimes Feel Overwhelmed, Stressed Out, or Even Discouraged at Work?
7
Medical Aspects of an Ileostomy
8
Is It Okay to Get the Pouching System Wet? (cont'd)
Aleve and Crohn’s Disease (cont'd)
9
W.O.A. Listings, Contacts and Membership Form
10

October 2013
From the President's Desk
Recipe for "Dirt" Cake (Con't on p. 3)
1
W.O.A. Information
2
Annual Christmas Luncheon
Recipe for "Dirt" Cake (Con't)
3
Sensible Eating for Ileostomates
Urolithiasis (Urinary Stones)
4
Don't Assume
A Very Good Idea
5
W.O.A. Stats
Of Special Note
6
Know About Blockage
How to Treat an Ileostomy Blockage
7
What To Do In Case Of Food Blockage (Or I Knew I Shouldn't Have Eaten Those Peanuts)
The Secrets of Preventing Blockages and Hernias
8
Like Is Good!
9
W.O.A. Listings, Contacts and Membership Form
10

September 2013
From the President's Desk
Tips & Tricks
1
W.O.A. Information
2
UOAC AGM - Halifax
3
What to Say to Someone Who is Really Sick
Monitor That Mole
4
UOAA Conference, Jacksonville, Florida

5
W.O.A. Thank you's
W.O.A. Visiting Report
W.O.A. Stats
6
Facts You May Not Know
When You Know You’ve Got Trouble
Exercise May Help Irritable Bowels
7
Being An Ostomate
A Look Back in Time
8
Exercise May Help (cont'd)
Colonoscopies
Thank You Helmut!
Airline Humour
9
W.O.A. Listings, Contacts and Membership Form
10

Summer 2013
From the President's Desk
Travelling Reminders
1
W.O.A. Information
2
In Memoriam
Travelling Reminders (cont’d from page 1)
Executive Board Results
3
We’ve Got Mail!
Happiness Is ….
4
Emma’s Story

5
Happiness Is …. (cont’d from page 4)
W.O.A. Stats
6
Emma’s story (cont’d from page 5)
7
May Wind-Up
Pillow Talk
8
Baking Soda in your Bathroom
Allergic Dermatitis

9
W.O.A. Listings, Contacts and Membership Form
10

April/May 2013
From the President's Desk
1
W.O.A. Information
2
Notice of Annual General Meeting, April 24, 2013
We've Got Mail
3
Hints for Summer & Travel
Tips & Tricks
4
Health Care Advocate
Winter Warning - Vitamin D
5
Stats, Laughs & Thank
You’s
6
Donating Blood
Skin Rashes
7
Lady Ileostomates Only
Antacid Users Beware
8
Herbs & the Happy Intestines
9
W.O.A. Listings, Contacts and Membership Form
10

March 2013
From the President's Desk
May Wind-up, Wednesday, May 22, 2013
1
W.O.A. Information
2
Notice of AGM
By-law Proposals
3
How to Use Paste
Recognition for the Spouse
4
We’ve Got Mail
5
Stats and more Stats
Thank You
6
We’ve Got Mail (cont’d from Page 5)
Arthritis & the Intestines
7
Mabel’s Story
8
Mabel’s Story (Cont’d from Page 8)
From the President's Desk (Cont’d from Page 1)
9
W.O.A. Listings, Contacts and Membership Form
10

February 2013
From the President's Desk
Impossibilities in the World
1
W.O.A. Information
2
Soluble vs. Insoluble Fibre
Celebrity Ostomates
3
We've Got Mail!
Ostomy Halifax Society Advance Notification Trial for Airport Security
4
Swimming ... Back In the Pool
5
Urostomy & Fluid Infection
Visiting Report
6
From the Editor with Heart
Impossibilities (cont'd from Page 1)
7
Ostomates are at High Risk for Peristomal Hernias
8
Food Chart for Ostomates
Peristomal Hernias (cont'd from Page 8)
9
W.O.A. Listings, Contacts and Membership Form
10

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