Episode 32 WALK THE WOC: A NURSE'S JOURNEY OF LIVING WITH AN OSTOMY

 

During this episode of WOCTalk we sit down with Coleen Potts, BSN, RN, CWOCN, a certified wound, ostomy and continence nurse working in both inpatient and outpatient care at the Cleveland Clinic Foundation. As an RN diagnosed with severe ulcerative colitis shortly after giving birth in 1987, Coleen was faced with ileostomy surgery. Shortly after, she underwent J-pouch surgery to remove her stoma and learned to self-catheterize. Ultimately, Coleen chose to invite a new stoma back into her life. Listen to learn about Coleen’s lifechanging healthcare journey from being an RN to living with an ostomy to becoming a CWOCN.