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Dec 8, 2017 · Ostomy: Adapting to life after colostomy, ileostomy or urostomy in Digestive Health

Ditto!  Medicare and Health Net allow me to receive

a 3 month supply of bags, pouches, rings, lubricants, cleaning supplies, and anything else I want to try as long as my wound care/ostomy nurse and PCP Doctor approve.

 

Sep 20, 2017 · Ostomy: Adapting to life after colostomy, ileostomy or urostomy in Digestive Health

Total Colectomy.  The attack happened so fast that I didn’t have time to worry.  I was rushed to the hospital and surgery was performed within hours.  Luckily, I had a great GI surgeon who had previously performed the operation successfully.

 I was in the hospital for about 3-4 weeks and at home recovering for at least a month and a half.

 

Sep 20, 2017 · Ostomy: Adapting to life after colostomy, ileostomy or urostomy in Digestive Health

I have had an ileostomy since 1967. Cause, Ulcerative Colitis. Lots of positive changes and developments in surgery, care and appliances since then. When I had my surgery there was very little help available. Appliances were terrible and ostomy care was practically non-existent. Todays ostomy appliance and equipment suppliers are more than willing to help new and old ostomy patients. In fact many of them have ostomy nurses on staff to help with treatment and questions. What a difference 50 years makes.