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Hi, that's handy. I have found as I am trying to change bags and flanges every two days - that a daily shower ends up tricky. Do you want an email to send a photo to? Send it to [email protected]
Hi. First I am not a medical and so you must of course go on the more decisive interpretation of the medicals. This said, my own experience is that you ought to have tried all other options before going for an ileostomy for this purpose. I think sometimes they can jump the gun. But, if your symptoms are severe - you have to weigh the possible worst case situations such as blockage? ... against the difficulties which you will find with a stoma. I have had a stoma twice on a temporary basis in my life and it is not a plus. This said, the equipment has improved to handle a stoma since I first had one on a temporary basis as a child.
So, get a really comprehensive view here; maybe a second opinion if this elective and non-urgent especially, in my view. In my view underlined.
New here. I'm scheduled to get an ileostomy on My 4th due to chronic constipation. I was hoping to get insight from others who had this surgery due to the same situation. I'm scared I could be jumping the gun and was hoping to see how severe the constipation was for others before taking this route. And then once taken, how has the outcome and your quality of life been?
Thank You so Much
I had a friend with a 3D printer, who actually made me a cover that slips over the top of my bag (we call it a stomalope)! I've been using it for a couple of years, is fabulous! It's about the same dimensions as an old fashioned computer disk (my bags are small as I irrigate), but could easily be made bigger...will try and post a photo for you