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

I see ostomy nurse for appt on Wednesday. And I will get this straight. How much does the average person lose with a new colostomy? Madge

Dec 7, 2017 · Ostomy: Adapting to life after colostomy, ileostomy or urostomy in Digestive Health

Glad I got some ostomy training before surgery and before I left hospital.
Home health came yesterday for the first time. She wanted to see stoma. Came unprepared without any supplies. She was not up to date on any techniques like crusting, using that ring and didn’t measure to cut the wafer. I called the head of the home health and told them I want a more experienced Home health nurse. Are medicaire supplies the same for every state? She also told me I was allowed only 4 bags and wafers a month. I live in rural Mississippi and had been told different number by the ostomy Clinic . Really I just want their supplies and as an old nurse I can do better than them. IMO

Dec 5, 2017 · Ostomy: Adapting to life after colostomy, ileostomy or urostomy in Digestive Health

I am 7 days out. My body thermostat has been crazy. Feet always freezing. I’m cold one minute and sweating the next 5 min. All night I would be cold or sweating and always freezing feet with 2 pair of socks on. All day also. I have no fever, taken multiples times. Anybody have any clue?

Dec 4, 2017 · Ostomy: Adapting to life after colostomy, ileostomy or urostomy in Digestive Health

I left the hospital this afternoon with dr’s instructions to eat a colostomy diet( the regular diet was served to me). I thought I had read not much red meat was need. I ate about 1/4 cup. No output over 24 hrs and dr. Told me to drink more water. I got Home to some warm chicken and dumpling and it solved the problem. I am ocd and I can tell I will be emptying all the time. I’ve started a food diet to hope to learn what I can eat. I can’t wait to feel better to fix my bathroom for my supplies. Thanks for replying back.

Dec 4, 2017 · Ostomy: Adapting to life after colostomy, ileostomy or urostomy in Digestive Health

I got my colostomy last Monday. Beside the soreness, I am am having cramping in above the navel with waves of nausea that have been going on for 24 hrs. Emptied bag at 2:30 pm yesterday and have not had as much output as before. Started eating. Yesterday had a blueberry muffin and applesauce,small amt of beef stroganoff and small bowl fresh fruit. Supper was can pears and a pack of nabs because I couldn’t eat what was on tray.does your gut have to take a while to get back to normal digestion?

Oct 17, 2017 · Ostomy: Adapting to life after colostomy, ileostomy or urostomy in Digestive Health

The typo on the Dr’s name I did not catch. Who would let a Dr. That touch them? His name is Dr. Joshua Katz. I will start a list using your questions first and add to them. Thanks again. Please chime in if anyone else have some hints.

Oct 17, 2017 · Ostomy: Adapting to life after colostomy, ileostomy or urostomy in Digestive Health

Thanks so much Mimcg for your encouraging words. I am afraid of leaving my home now because of accidents and I want to get back to a new normal,if that makes sense. I had a colostomy for 3 months in 2008. I actually didn’t think that it was not too horrible because I was dealing with a wound vac on that long open abdominal incision and that was horrible after the colon perforation. I will be having surgery in Memphis by the Dr. That has the only Ostomy Clinic in town. I will have several meetings before the date. I am going to be busy trying to get Thanksgiving and Christmas tended to before Nov.27. I look forward to checking this site and learning how to adapt better to this. Thanks again. Mpy952

Oct 16, 2017 · Ostomy: Adapting to life after colostomy, ileostomy or urostomy in Digestive Health

I wrote a long reply and I must not have hit “post”. I have been having some bowel incontinence for several years. This summer it all changed. Diarrhea had become a big problem and it was affecting my life. Short history if that is possible. 4 major abdominal surgeries in 9 years. The first and worst was bowel perforation and colostomy. Then resection. Then 2 separate ventral hernia repairs that had 5 hernias each..So I had all those horrible tests on your bowels. Poor muscle tone,and several other things wrong there. Then he told me my sigmoid colon was obstructing the rectum. He told me I could do nothing and I said no. I want to be able to enjoy things outside my house again. The first surgery he talked about was that he used mesh and tacked colon to sacrum. Didn’t always solve problem and was more complex than colostomy. Since I did not need to have any more surgeries because of scaring that he recommended a simpler colostomy surgery. And it would solve both problems. I got a 2nd opinion and he agreed with the other. Does this sounds reasonable?