Bringing comfort and clarity to the what, why and how of an impending Ostomy surgery.
It is important to know when you are experiencing physical changes with your stoma if they are normal for this stage of your journey, or if you need to seek help. It’s also important that you feel well with your new stoma and you are coping emotionally. This handy guide should help keep you right. Know that you are never alone.
Without a large intestine, your body is severely hampered in its job to absorb salt or liquid from body waste. Your smaller intestine will over time take on some part of this, but it will never be as it was. This means that an Ostomist will need to stay hydrated and be aware of the need to drink more. Being hydrated helps digestion and flush waste from our systems.
For the month of February, I have decided to cut out some sugar intake. I gave up candy, ice cream, and cookies for this month. I want to see if there is an improvement in my energy and overall clarity.