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New Ostomy: Any help would be appreciated

Ostomy | Last Active: Sep 6, 2021 | Replies (46)

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@trishanna

I can't speak to your specific problem, but I hope you can answer a question for me. I am 82 and as a result of a botched surgery, have lost considerable weight and have a partial blockage in the small intestine, which I am sure would require an ostomy. Think I'd not survive the surgery, and wonder if you've an opinion, having been through it. Wish you well.

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We have had a few eighty year olds in our group recently and they did well with the surgery. I think the most important thing is to find a colorectal Doctor that you have total trust in. It is also fine to get a second or third opinion.
I have been doing very well with my Ileostomy since 2012 and it has been a lifesaver for me. But I found a doctor after seeing a few I had complete trust in. I know am 76 and it has improved my quality of life. Find a local support group ( even now by zoom) and talk with others. UOAA is a great source also. Fortunately for us there is so much wonderful Ostomy information available. I wish you the best with your decision. Find that Doctor you have complete trust in! Best to you!

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