Whether it is your first Christmas or you are seasoned to being an ostomate some things may worry or even scare you! Here are my top tips for surviving the festive season.
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!
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have had one) and colostomies (which at the time I honestly thought only the elderly had them, I soon found out how outdated and wrong that was!)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 […]
Coming into the world of being an ostomate can be quite a scary thing and knowing what information can be trusted on the vast pages of the internet definitely doesn’t help! But there are organisations out there that you can take their words as gospel and they relate directly to each specific stoma… Ileostomy and […]
Not everyone finds it easy adjusting to having a stoma whether it was an emergency or planned. But I asked varying ostomates around the world that are in the “Making Ostomies Cool” group how they got their stoma and if they adjusted and how.