ostomy life

  • “Is having a stoma a fix or cure for IBD?”

    If I had a pound for every time I got asked this immediately after surgery or whenever I meet someone new who doesn’t know my background to my stoma, I swear, I’d be RICH. Let’s go through this question methodically, shall we? What is a stoma? A stoma is an opening in the abdominal wall to divert the bowel and its waste into a medical device. The word ‘stoma’ comes…

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  • Intimacy After Stoma Surgery

    Yes, it is possible to continue to have a healthy sex life – or even improve upon it – after ostomy surgery.  But sex is rarely discussed with patients before ostomy surgeries, even though it’s a significant issue and can have a profound effect on a patient’s life. If you feel comfortable enough, you can bring this up with your surgeon or stoma care nurse as it is one aspect…

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