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Your First Outing After Ostomy Surgery Video

Aimee Sharp
Author | Shield HealthCare
12/28/18  4:11 PM PST

It can be tough to imagine yourself out and about right when you get home from the hospital. But after a few days, you may start to feel antsy. In this video, our Ostomy Lifestyle Specialist, Laura Cox, discusses tips to make sure your first outing after ostomy surgery is pleasant and easy.

Laura’s tips include what clothing options are easiest when going out for the first time, making sure that the location you visit has plenty of restrooms (bonus if you go somewhere with private stalls with sinks included!), bringing along your supplies and medications, and if you feel up for taking a walk, that there are benches available to rest along the way.

If you’ve been an ostomate for awhile, tell us about your first trip out into the world after surgery in the comments.

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Hey Laura, I’m a new ostomate and just got the clearance from my doctor to resume a regular diet. Any tips for things I should watch out for?
Susan
Hi Susan, Excellent question!
 
I would say there are three important things you can do to reduce your risk of problems when returning to a more normal diet...


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