Bringing comfort and clarity to the what, why and how of an impending Ostomy surgery.
One of the most common reasons ostomates request a review appointment is that they have noticed some bleeding around their stoma. One of the most common reasons for this is a little thing called a granuloma, this usually occurs at the junction of where the stoma joins onto the skin.
On Friday 29th September this year I married my best friend and soulmate, the very person who has been by my side through all my “sickness and health”. Our family and friends from far and near (even as far as Australia) gathered at 3pm to watch us become one, all the love and emotion that surrounded us was overwhelming.
You may have come across the word pancaking and wondering what it means. Pancaking is a common problems that people with a colostomy will complain about. It is caused when output stays on top of the stoma, and does not move down into the bottom of the pouch. It dries out and sticks around the stoma, instead of falling to the bottom.
Whenever your thinking about what to say to children in your family it very much depends on what age they are and how much information you have shared with them before you have gone into hospital. It really is an individual thing but our hints and tips will help you see what has worked for other people and you can choose what's best for your family.
I recently just got married and for me my stoma was something to consider with my wedding dress. I went for a small floaty skirt starting in the waist so it wasn't affecting the bag at all. I had to consider that it wasn't too tight over the area of the bag, otherwise as soon as it fills up it might have been noticeable.