Colostomy patients experience one mishap or another at some point in time; some quite embarrassing! How do you deal with stoma problems and when should you expect them?
The ability to empty a colostomy bag on the go is what makes the drainable types so popular among today's ostomates. Find out the advantages of using bags you can drain.
What is it like living with a stoma? Well, it wasn't so bad after all. After the initial three months, I was becoming an expert in managing my colostomy.
At first it's hard to come to terms with. You have a s**t bag stuck to your stomach because you've just had a colostomy. Emotional stress is to be expected . . . but how should you deal with it?
A smoothie maker is today's must-have kitchen appliance because of its contribution to a healthy living and eating lifestyle, and the fact that it benefits both young and elderly.
If you are living with a colostomy, bag ballooning is one of the most common problems you’ll encounter. How can you prevent this air build-up, and is it possible to reduce its occurrence?
Patients with colostomy bags may occasionally experience problems that lead to unexpected and unfortunate mishaps. These include leaking, caking, pouch ballooning, and/or blow-outs.
If you are a swimmer and an ostomate, you may be unsure about swimming with a colostomy bag on. Can you really swim if you have an ostomy? The answer is yes!
What you need to know about temporary colostomy and your stoma reversal. How long should you wait before a reversal procedure and what should you expect?
My ‘journey’ health wise culminates in colostomy surgery! Prior to that time my life was filled with emotional ups and downs, and at the end of it all I had to wear a colostomy bag? . . . Oh heck!
You've just had bowel surgery and are probably anxious about how long it takes to recover fully. That’s understandable! Find out what to expect.
Except it is an emergency, colostomy surgery pre-ops should begin a few days prior to the procedure. So, what does it involve and how should you prepare for it?
There are a number of different reasons why you may need to undergo a colostomy surgical procedure. Here are seven potential reasons.
There are three types of colostomy surgical procedures but how and why do they differ and why would you need to undergo one and not the other?
Having an ostomy shouldn't stop you from traveling. As the initial stages of acceptance and management have been achieved, you must have had time to adjust to your condition.
Ostomy patients need to realise the importance of stoma care. This article explores some of the most important elements of how to properly care for the stoma.
Colostomy bags come as drainable pouches or closed disposable bags. Every ostomate has a preferred one. Find out the benefits of one over the other....
Ostomy bags aren't the only importance items in the management of your stoma. There are other supplies you'll require as well, without which any form of care or management is impossible.
If you've recently had a colostomy, you may have a lot of questions about food and eating. As a fellow ostomate, here are my tips how to approach your diet.
When you first realise you’ll have to wear a colostomy bag, your first thoughts will be “Goodness, I’ll have to wear a s**t bag”. I know because I‘ve been there too.