Bringing comfort and clarity to the what, why and how of an impending Ostomy surgery.
There are many causes of dementia and people with dementia can become disinterested in their usual everyday activities and they have problems controlling their emotions. They can find social situations quite challenging. A person with dementia can lose that understanding and empathy for others and situations
I have to do this every 2 days with the way I work out, it started happening after my most recent surgery. Since I have a massive scar running down where my belly button used to be (they took that out too), I have to cut my pouches in a much different way than they used to go on and the way the sweat sneaks in there while I’m working out. Well let’s just say I deal with a lot of bag changes.
I have come to realise a new respect for others who have difficult stomas and the troubles that it brings, I am no longer in the mindset that everyone has the same stoma journey and that not all stomas are equal, just like humans, we all are different.
I’ve based this blog on my own observations with both types, and I’ve tried to be honest with the pitfalls I have encountered. This does not mean though that you may have the same problems. We are all different after all, and with different shapes and sizes, but hopefully they will at least give you a guiding point.