What you will read in this guide is advice that I have learnt myself over the past few years of living with a colostomy. They are my thoughts and ideas, and suggestions. Just because I’ve experienced the things listed in these pages does not mean you will. No two people are the same, and at the end of the day you will find you own routines etc to follow by your own trial and error.
This site is here purely as a guide and is not set in stone. Please feel free to stray from these guidelines and discover you own ways, indeed you may believe everything I have written is a load of rubbish, but for me personally this is the way I do things.
If, at anytime, you have worries that think need addressing so not hesitate to go to see your own family doctor, or stoma nurse. This guide is not intended as a medical reference book, and should not be treated as such. It is purely a lifestyle guide.
While I was waiting for my Colostomy I bought, and borrowed, a couple of books on the subject to try and ease my mind, and while these books were still a wealth of information they didn’t really tell me what I was wanting to hear as an adult in my early twenties. The books were all about twenty years old, way out of date and written by the older generation for the older generation. They mainly concentrated on the appliances and diet side of things rather than routine and what to expect before, during, and after the event.
This site aims to address this with a complete guide to help ease any worries there may be towards having a Colostomy, and to be an invaluable source of reference for the years to come whether you are twenty or eighty.
Therefore you don’t have to be a young adult to still find these pages of interest. Colostomates problems are universal regardless of age, its only that our priorities are different once we get older.
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