Adapting to life after a stoma can take some getting used to, but it’s not impossible. Many people have led themselves to believe that having an ostomy such as a colostomy means having a significant decrease in their quality of life. This is a misconception that leads to a lot of anxiety before the procedure, not to mention a lot of dread at the thought that such a surgery leads to a life of isolation and misery. This is not the case. Once you’ve adapted to life with an ostomy after being discharged from the hospital, you’ll be enjoying life in no time at all.
The ileostomy care industry has come a long way in providing ways to greatly enhance the comfort and quality of life for patients. While the supplies available to address ileostomy are outstanding, it still helps to pay attention to nutritional habits. This gives you the best opportunity to live a better than normal life with little to no hindrances from the procedure.