As a colostomy patient, you will experience a few stoma problems that are best described as minor mishaps. What are they, when do they occur, and how can you overcome them or keep them to the barest minimum? Find out in this article.
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.
How does one cope with wearing colostomy bags? If you asked me a week after my procedure, I’ll tell you I wish I were dead! But then, a few weeks down the line and I soon became an expert at managing a stoma. It’s not so bad after all.
How do you cope with your emotions after colostomy surgery and how do you come to terms with living with a stoma? At first, it is hard to come to terms with having a shit bag stuck to your abdomen; what can be worse than that? Going through emotional stress is expected, but how do you deal with it?
If you are living with a colostomy, bags ballooning out (caused by gas build-up) is one of the most common problems. How can you avoid this? If it happens to you often, what are the possible ways to reduce its occurrence? Find out how I coped with my ostomy bags ballooning issues.
A leaking colostomy bag can turn out to be an unpleasant situation and many ostomy patients will encounter this. How do you know when to expect this bag problem and what can you do to reduce its incidence to the barest minimum? This article is about my own personal experience.
New colostomy patients who swim worry about engaging in water activities. They wonder if it’s a good idea to swim with a colostomy bag on, and worry about bulging pouches, leakages, the smell, and prying eyes. How to work around these concerns? Find out here
My colostomy reversal procedure was done one year after my colostomy surgery. But what do you need to know about and stoma reversals and how long should you wait before the stoma reconnect procedure? Find out what to expect, and more.
This is a colostomy patient’s story. It is about how it all started, what led to it all, the emotional ups and downs in between, and how it all ended up in a stoma and having to wear a shit bag. It was sad times of a patient’s life.
There are a number of reasons why you may need to have colostomy surgery, but here, you’ll find some of the top reasons why.
Some colostomy patients wonder if they can travel with an ostomy without having unpleasant occurrences but having an ostomy shouldn't stop you from travelling long distance. Find out how you can travel without worry, how to prepare, and why you don't need to cancel a holiday because of your ostomy.
If you're an ostomate, caring for your stoma and ensuring that it is clean and germ-free is an important part of a stoma care routine. A clean stoma will guard against bacteria that may result in irritation, or worse, an infection. Learn how to keep your stoma hygienic and infection-free.
There are basically two types of colostomy bags, the disposable types and the re-useable ones. This article is about the disposable bags and the advantages and disadvantages of using them.
For your stoma care, there are some important colostomy supplies you cannot do without—that is, besides colostomy bags. There are some other products you’ll require, without which proper management of your stoma will be virtually impossible. What are these supplies, and how important are they?
My diet as a colostomy patient wasn’t much different from my pre-ostomy days, and If you’ve just had an ostomy, you'll want to know what you can and can't eat & drink. Here you’ll find tips on my experience, the nutritional pattern I followed, my diet, and my general eating habits.
After my colon surgery, when I first realised that I have to wear a stoma bag, my first thoughts were “Good grief! I’ll have a shit bag stuck to my stomach!”. It is, at best, the worst feeling on earth. In the first few moments, you may be horrified. I know, because I‘ve been there too.