Young Ostomates United (YOU) Inc was formed in October 1989.
Our original website was launched in October 1998 and was available until May 2002.
We've presented here some of the more popular pages of the original site.
Please click on our logo on any of these original pages to return to our home page.
The following table summarises the site reviews made from October 1998 to the final one in May 2002. The reviews are listed in rating order, where the rating was based on relevance and use to ostomates Alternatively, you may access the full archived reviews here.
||A mighty lot of info; something for everyone: Research, Social, Fun, Tips. This place has got everything.||Shaz's Ileostomy Page|
||An invaluable lifestyle guide for ostomates and ostomates-to-be. A great place to have questions answered.||Living With A Colostomy - A Young Person's Guide|
||A large collection of stories on each of the main issues facing those with a chronic disability, including tips for parents and teachers.||BandAides & Blackboards|
||A very comprehensive and honest journal of the issues facing parents with ostomy kids.||Personal Experiences & Notes On the Care of a Child with Imperforate Anus|
||Includes statistics on the various types of complications. Well worth a look if you are thinking of having an "Ileal Pouch Reconstruction".||The University of Wisconsin Department of Surgery|
||Extremely good and comprehensive, including "Life with an Ostomy", and "Tips and Tricks".||The Swiss Ostomy page|
||Lots of information, and lots of sections. A great starting point.||Shaz's Page|
||The good oil on the latest research and news in IBD, and a lot of links on ostomies (with good overviews).||PatientCommunity.com|
||Describes the different hurdles faced by those with an "invisible" disability, including tips on how friends and family can provide support.||Invisible Disabilities Advocate|
||A very comprehensive explanation of the issues facing new ostomates and ostomates-to-be.||Ostomy Guide for Daily Living|
||A detailed personal story, explaining a lot about what to expect and how to handle life as an ostomate. Excellent for new ostomates.||Jason Dale's Home Page|
||Info and support for J-pouchers, with a good set of dietary guidelines for all ostomates.||The J-Pouch Group|
||Lots of pictures, and a comprehensive case study of someone presenting with very severe UC||Fulminant Ulcerative Colitis|
||Plenty of humorous stories, that do the job.||The IBD Humour Page|
||Lots of information (and stories and book reviews), but not ostomy-specific.||Crohn's & Colitis Web Site|
||A UK group with info on IBD research, but little on ostomies.||National Association for Colitis and Crohn's disease|
||Mostly geared to helping people feel better about their lot (not ostomy-specific).||Everyday Warriors|
||Good shortlist of books on IBD and stomas.||Dan's Book Store|
||Government publications, advisory and research programs. Good info on bowel cancer, but not much on stomas.||The National Health and Medical Research Council (NHMRC)|
||Not Ostomy-specific, but lots of useful information, including an article on pain management.||Australian Crohn's & Colitis Association|
||A medical site, with a description of an Ostomy and of an Ostomy-friendly diet.||Jackson Gastroenterology|
||Largely a collation of information from other web sites.||The IBD Foil Hat|
||Maintains a number of "lists" to help people get in touch with others.||The Crohn's, Colitis and Ostomy Meeting Place|
||Easy-to-read medical newsletters.||Pouch-o-Gram|
||Surveys and discussions.||The Pouch Clip Board|
||A list of the ostomy associations of Queensland, Australia.||The Ostomy Associations of Queensland|
||Some info about the bowel and Bowel Cancer and IBS. Nothing on ostomies.||BowelHealth.com|
||Personal account of Cheryl's experience with Ulcerative Colitis.||Friends and Angels|
||Info on the "less popular" disorders (eg. Hirschsprung's disease). Good on parenting kids with chronic disorders, but there's not much on stomas.||International Foundation for Functional Gastrointestinal Disorders - About Kids|
||A good set of links to other sites, particularly diet and alternative treatments.||Crohn's Disease Colitis Source Site|
||A Yahoo! Club for getting in touch with other J-Pouchers.||J-Pouch Support Club|
||Stories from parents that have chronic illnesses. Nothing on ostomies.||Parenting with an Illness|
||The CD and Ostomy site was re-reviewed after a year, and is still pretty light on content.||The IBD and Ostomy Site|
||A light hearted look into the use of Cummerbunds by ostomates. The language can be a bit strong.||The Cummerbund Club|
||Not Ostomy-specific, but lots of links to the latest research into Crohn's Disease.||Paratuberculosis Awareness & Research Association|
||An ostomate's personal web page. Good looking, but light on content.||Candy's Home Page|
||Not much regarding ostomies.||Queensland Association for People with Spina Bifida or Hydrocephalus Web site|
||A personal homepage with little sections on Ostomy and on Crohn's Disease.||The CD and Ostomy Site|
||Quarterly journals for Stomal Therapy Nurses.||The Australian Association of Stomal Therapy Nurses|
||Lots of discussions, but not ostomy-specific.||Teens With Crohn's|
||Not many messages. Better alternatives exist.||Crohn's Message Board|
||Nothing on Ostomies.||International Federation for Hydrocephalus and Spina Bifida|
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