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?
Being able to empty your colostomy bag in a few minutes while on the move is what makes drainable pouches so popular among today's ostomates.
Living with a colostomy wasn't so bad after all. After the initial three months, I was becoming an expert in managing a stoma. And the nude coloured colostomy bags were kind of cute too...
At first its 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?
Smoothie makers, popularly referred to as a smoothie blenders, are today's must have kitchen appliance. This is because of its contribution to health living and eating, and its benefits to both the young and the elderly.
If you are living with a colostomy, bag ballooning is one of the most common colostomy bag problems you’ll encounter now and then. How can you prevent this air build-up, or 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? Of course you can.
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! So what should you expect?
Except it's an emergency, bowel surgery pre-ops should begin a few days prior to the surgical procedure. What does it involve and how should you prepare for it?
There are a number of reasons why one may need to undergo a colostomy surgical procedure. Here are seven reasons why.....
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 travelling. 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....
Colostomy bags are not only the most required product for an ostomy patient, they are of utmost importance in the management of your stoma and without these supplies, any form of care or management is impossible.
If you've recently had a colostomy, it is likely you get worried about what you can eat, or NOT eat! Here you'll find tips on what foods and drinks are best, or not so good, for colostomy patients...
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.