Bringing comfort and clarity to the what, why and how of an impending ostomy surgery.
I have a very irregular shape to the base of my stoma and I have always had trouble cutting the wafer hole correctly. If I manage it the odd time, I need it to be placed absolutely correctly. How does everyone else manage who have strange shapes? I know that I need further surgery for stoma revision but am quite anxious about the outcome. I have some pros for stoma revision but also a few cons.
At some point after the birth of your stoma, you will want to venture outdoors – it’s totally natural and expected that you will be anxious about being too far away from a toilet. A public convenience can often have small cubicles, making changing, emptying or cleaning up difficult. Here are a couple of options for anyone in the UK that might help you feel more confident when you are out and about.
There are many questions surrounding stoma support and hernia belts, we have created a handy guide to answer the most popular questions to give you a little bit more guidance.
As a friend or family member it is also important to stay positive for your loved one after stoma surgery, let them know how well they are doing.
Your abdominal muscles are important to look after, especially in the first 6-8 weeks following your surgery. Here are a few ways to protect your abdominal muscles after stoma surgery.