sex and a stoma

  • 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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  • IBD, an Ostomy & Living with a Partner

    Lately I’ve been reflecting on just how far I’ve come with my ostomy. I’ve been going without my medication – under the guidance of my IBD team – for a five months now and I’m feeling wistful. This hasn’t happened before. It’s unchartered territory for not only me, but my partner too. So just how do you juggle having IBD, an ostomy and living with a partner? Good question huh?…

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