Whether you want to hear about personal stories and relationships, or learn about nutrition and ostomy care—it’s all on this list. Here are five fantastic podcasts you should listen to this month.
1. Butts & Guts Episodes
Coleen Potts, BSN, RN, CWOCN shares her own ostomy story and explains why she pursued a career in nursing. Plus, Coleen talks about how important Wound, Ostomy and Continence (WOC) nurse are in helping patients through surgery, and answers common misperceptions on living with an ostomy.
2. AboutIBD Podcast
Speaker, writer and advocate, Amber J. Tresca, talks with Eric Polsinelli of VeganOstomy about his experience using alternative medicine to treat Crohn’s disease and insight on why people living with Inflammatory Bowel Disease should talk to their physicians about a comprehensive treatment plan.
3. Nutrition in Surgery Podcast
Host Paul Wischmeyer, MD, EDIC is joined by Thomas Varghese, MD, section head of General Thoracic Surgery at the University of Utah, to discuss the role of nutrition in the American College of Surgeons’ Strong for Surgery initiative. They discuss the established evidence on the prevalence of malnutrition in candidates for surgery and how it can affect outcomes, as well as how to detect malnutrition and the barriers to implementing systemic change in clinics and hospitals.
4. We Will Beat IBD Podcasts
Intense Intestines Foundation founder Brian Greenberg talks to Laura Cox (Shield HealthCare’s ostomy lifestyle specialist) about living with Inflammatory Bowel Disease, relationships, dating, and intimacy with an ostomy. Brian's girlfriend (now fiancé) Sarah Benjamin and Laura's boyfriend Ryan Houseman join the podcast as well.
5. The Colon Cancer Podcast
Host Lee Silverman talks to Deb Fox about being diagnosed with ovarian cancer in 2012 and having ileostomy surgery in 2014 due to ulcerative colitis. Plus, her mission to help others in the ostomy community by creating OstoMyFamily (a private Facebook support group) as a forum to discuss all things ostomy and Ostomy211.com with numerous resources and support for ostomates.