Crohn’s Disease: How Ostomy Surgery Can Save Your Life

Lois Fink, Speaker - Guest Bio
Lois Fink Lois Fink is an inspirational speaker, patient advocate and published writer. She is the creator and face "behind" the IBD & Ostomy Awareness Ribbon. Lois is serving a two-year term as the Public Member on the Public Policy Committee and board member for the Wound Ostomy and Continence Nursing Certification Board (WOCNCB).
  • Topic Info:Crohn's disease is an inflammatory bowel disease that causes inflammation to the lining of your digestive tract.

    Symptoms of Crohn's disease include severe diarrhea, abdominal pain, fatigue, weight loss, and malnutrition.

    Having Crohn's disease can be both painful and debilitating.

    According to the Crohn's and Colitis Foundation of America, as many as 700,000 Americans are affected by Crohn's disease.

    Can ostomy surgery help ease your pain?

    Ostomy is a surgical procedure that's performed if your bowel or bladder function isn't normal.

    What is life like after an ostomy surgery?

    Listen in as Lois Fink shares her personal story of struggling with Crohn's disease and why she decided to get ostomy surgery.