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.
Do you take it in your stride, or do you feel embarrassed that you need care of any kind by someone so close?
One of the most important aspects to the role of the stoma care nurse is the siting of your stoma. Especially in the early discussions whenever you are meeting your stoma care nurse for the first time, they will talk to you about where the stoma should be sited.
I’ve gone through many different fresheners so thought I would share what is available and what I recommend to use.