As you may have been aware if you follow my social media that I had been in hospital for just under a week suffering with possible gastroenteritis. If you haven’t suffered this yet with an ostomy I wanted to let you know what I went through in case you go through something similar.
To finish off this series of “what is a…?” we are covering lesser known ostomies and their purposes. The definition of a stoma is an opening and any hollow organ can have an artificial opening which I was surprised to find there are a LOT of them!
You may have heard about a colostomy and have a vague idea about what it is but do you know why it is different? In this post we talk about what a colostomy actually is.
What is an ileostomy? For those who don’t have one it is a pretty common type of stoma, but some people mistakenly refer to it as a colostomy as they are the most commonly known.
Before I started looking into stomas before my surgery I had only heard of ileostomies (because I should have had one) and colostomies (which at the time I honestly thought only the elderly had them, I soon found out how outdated and wrong that was!) but I came across a urostomy and thought what the […]