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Feb 16, 2018 · Ostomy: Adapting to life after colostomy, ileostomy or urostomy in Digestive Health

I am looking for someone to come in and change my 90 year old mother's apparatus once a week. She lives in Payson, AZ. I live 90 miles away and will come up also weekly but need additional help weekly. She does not have insurance for this so will have to pay directly out of pocket. I need someone who is qualified and trustworthy and would be willing to come in once a week and just change her apparatus. I have tried most of the home health care agencies and they either are not qualified, or charge a lot of money, or want a minimum of 4 hours.
Does anyone have any suggestions for this unusual dilemma?
Thank you,
Joan, Gerda's daughter

Jan 23, 2018 · Ostomy: Adapting to life after colostomy, ileostomy or urostomy in Digestive Health

This is not a reply actually, but a question. I am new to this website so not sure how to write a question. At the age of 90, I am a new owner of a permanent colostomy. In December, 2017 I had emergency surgery for colon cancer, thus I am learning how to cope with this new lifestyle.
The question I have concerns amount of stool. I don’t seem to have as much as I did before the colostomy, is that normal. At first, of course, I didn’t feel like eating but now a little over a month later, I am eating more normally but my stool seems less.
Is this normal?
Thank you,
Gerda