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?
Reusable colostomy bags are best for you if you discharge waste frequently. Because they are drainable, you'll not only save money, you will also worry less about disposing of filled pouches.
What is it like living with a temporary stoma? Well, it wasn't so bad after all. After the first few weeks, I soon became an expert in managing my colostomy.
How do you cope with your emotions after an ostomy? At first, it is really hard to come to terms with because you have a s**t bag stuck to your stomach and what can be worse than that? Emotional stress is expected, but how should you deal with it?
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 should know about temporary colostomies and stoma reversals. How long should you wait before a reversal procedure, and what should you expect?
My body has been troubled for decades, finally culminating in having a colostomy surgical procedure. The emotional ups and downs prior to this, and I still ended up wearing a colostomy bag? It was a sad time of my life, until...
There are a number of different reasons why you may need to undergo a colostomy surgical procedure. Here are seven potential reasons.
Having an ostomy shouldn't stop you from traveling long distance. Once the initial stages of acceptance and management have been achieved, you should have had time to adjust to your colostomy.
After leaving the hospital, ostomy patients are on their own. No more stoma care from the nurses. Perhaps you think that taking care of the stoma may be a bit of a challenge once you get home, but caring for it is not as hard as you think.
Disposable colostomy bags are closed stoma pouches. Unlike the drainable types that you can empty and reuse, the disposable ones need to be changed, sometimes often. Know the pros and cons of this ostomy appliance and find out whether it’ll work great for you, or not.
Ostomy bags aren't the only supplies you'll need to manage your stoma. There are other products required without which a proper stoma care is virtually 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.