Obesity and Colostomy
Does anyone know anyone obese who got a colostomy? Looking for ideas.
I need a colostomy. I expect this could greatly improve my quality of life with a lower motor neurogenic bowel and related complications.
However, I am obese with BMI at 50 despite some very good progress in this area.
(Loosing weight would be so much easier of I didn't spend so many hours in the bathroom each day to mitigate against incontinence…)
I had Bariatric surgery already and have still a ways to go. Why is it possible to mitigate complications of weightloss surgery and post op for obese patients, but not for a colostomy?
Is it truly unmanageable or just not a risk that a GI surgical specialist wants or needs to bother with.
The neurogenic bowel makes it so hard to prevent UTIs now that I CiC. I've been hospitalized twice in the past six weeks for bacteremia from asymptomatic UTIs and I'm really scared about what lies ahead without a colostomy option.
I'm not looking for you all to solve my problem. Just looking for ideas and what experience others have.