LIVING WITH A STOMA
My nurse specialized in ostomy (NSWOC) talked to me about that before I left the hospital. I didn’t understand how important it was until the day I had a big leak at school.
But what if we decided to go further when leaving the doctor's office with our prescription in hand?
Discover an interesting trick used by Joannie S .
Self-confidence is a complex thing, but I believe that the clothes I choose reflect my taste and my pleasure to help me feel good and worthy.
In my opinion, talking about your ostomy can only be positive.
! I had the brilliant idea of not eating all day to make sure my bag wasn’t inflated during the act. I even swapped my usual ileostomy bag for a small square disposable bag to make my ostomy as discreet as possible.
Few ostomates can travel without planning. I decided to change that and leave once and for all on an adventure.
I had to take my time and it took six more months for my to sit on my horse. It was the first time in two years.
I hope that your experience of “coming out” is not as stressful as mine. And yet I’ve come out many times now and the reactions I get are always good.
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