Bringing comfort and clarity to the what, why and how of an impending Ostomy surgery.
Don't throw out old unused ostomy products, instead donate them to a local ostomy support group. Within the time of living with a stoma the vast majority of people try lots of different products. There will be a time that you will have some unwanted stock that you aren't sure what to do with.
There is no one type of person who will have an ostomy, therefore not everyone will cope with an ostomy in the same way. People will have different levels of acceptance and openness about their ostomy.
Some of you may have seen my Fixers project on UTV on the 7th of September. It was recorded approx. 8 weeks ago where I looked healthy and had everything going for me after my previous two operations. I like to be complicated lol!!! 5 weeks ago I was admitted to hospital long story short I am now 3 weeks post operation with a new stoma Cooper (RIP BOB 😉).
Having a stoma can affect anyone at anytime, anywhere in the world. The same concerns and anxieties are present in gay or lesbian relationships but the challenges for people who belong to the LBGTQ community may be slightly different to those who are straight.