Before and After Ostomy Surgery

Aimee Sharp
Author | Shield HealthCare
05/24/15  3:57 PM PST
Ostomy Surgery

If it seemed like you had an unlimited amount of questions before your surgery, how it is that that infinite number seemed to double once you were out of surgery? We can’t answer that question, but we can help you out with many of the other questions you have. We’re here to guide you through the process of receiving a stoma and building a happy, healthy, full and confident life with an ostomy pouch. We have information that covers everything from coping with the first time your doctor mentions an ostomy as a possibility, to thoughts and feelings about your stoma after surgery, to you feeling well enough to head back to work or take that first post-surgery vacation, and much more!

You can also join our Ostomylife Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram pages to meet our community members. These communities provide support and can help make you feel less alone. Find helpful people who are happy to answer your questions on our social media!

If you have a questions that you can’t find an answer to on our site or would like the opinion of Laura Cox, our Ostomy Lifestyle Specialist, click here to Ask Laura.

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My 89-year-old mother loves to swim but she has found that the pouch fills with water when she gets into the pool. What can we do to fix this?
We recently had someone reach out to our Facebook community with a similar question, and several of our OstomyLife community members responded with their own advice.
Hopefully you and your mother will find their answers helpful ...

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  1. My Brother had an Ostomy in 1964 when he was only 18, he had a miserable life for years, his first “bag” was a long rubber one that had to be emptied, & washed, & WAS Expensive. Our Mom was ill & was newly widowed, he was alone so took care of him as I was older, he was malnourished, ill from having bowels running off for years, they did not KNOW what was wrong with him, except to say ulserative colitous. He also had Berrits Disease, was VERY ill for years, & he was so happy when I found the HOLLISTER disposable bags that adheared to his skin,,,,made life so much better for him, …He lived to 61 yrs old & had 3 children, his life would make quite a story..

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