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Knowledge is a powerful thing. The more you know about your ostomy, the more you’ll feel in control and the more quickly you’ll adjust to your new daily routine.
Of course, an ostomy changes things. But, a little knowledge can help you feel more in control. Here are some important facts that will help you accept and live comfortably with your stoma.
Signs of a healthy stoma
Your stoma will probably be swollen after surgery. It may take several weeks or months for it to shrink to its permanent size. While stomas come in a variety of sizes and shapes, a healthy stoma is:
Other important ostomy facts
Here are some general guidelines:
Type of ostomy surgery
Drainable or closed pouch, depending on your needs
Now you know more about this new part of your life. And, as you continue to live life with an ostomy, you’ll learn even more, helping you feel more comfortable and in control.Download the full pdf booklet: Living with an Ostomy: Home & Work Life
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