praying4healing and other potential ileostomy candidates...

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ConsideringABag
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   Posted 1/12/2008 12:30 PM (GMT -6)   
For those of you that may be having an ileostomy performed soon,

I have spent many hours looking to find pictures/videos about stomas, bags, etc. just to give me a better idea of what to expect for myself!

I found a good video that shows a younger woman changing her ileostomy appliance--you see her stoma, how the bag and adhesive thingy actually fit her, etc. all really clearly. I thought it was really helpful to see all of this, and most importantly, I thought her stoma was not gross at all!! (Sometimes, in the medical texts they give me, they just show the stoma and it looks kind of scary [sometimes they also look fake too, like they had a makeup artist make a little stoma just for the picture] but this ladies did not put me off at all, and I am hoping (since I am the same size about as she is) that my stoma will look something like hers!

Most importantly, I had many of my fears of the unknown put to rest by seeing this video.

The video was downloaded from the Coloplast website. Go to:

http://www.us.coloplast.com/

-Click on "Ostomy Care" at the top.
-Scroll to the bottom and select "USA"
-Click on "People with Ostomies"
-Click on "Educational resources" on the side.
-Finally, click on "Patient Educational Video".

It is about 25 minutes long, and the part I am talking about was ~13 minutes in.

If this helps you as it did me, I am happy! :-) :-)

Erin

praying4healing
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   Posted 1/12/2008 1:33 PM (GMT -6)   
o my thanks considering! im going right now!
25 y/o female- crohns disease since 14
Ileostomy pending-very worried
Tried asacol,pentasa,prednisone,remicade,6mp,azasan, no avail
Seatons placed
Worst year ever!

"For God has not given us the spirit of fear....."
Where does mine come from?!


praying4healing
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   Posted 1/12/2008 1:51 PM (GMT -6)   
ok considering! i was soooooo excited ( feeling weird about the excitement :0/) that i emailed my mom, who's getting her hair done right now to tell her about it. I started watching it, but i stopped cuz we're gonna watch it together. You have no idea how much your thought means to me! I cant thank you enough
25 y/o female- crohns disease since 14
Ileostomy pending-very worried
Tried asacol,pentasa,prednisone,remicade,6mp,azasan, no avail
Seatons placed
Worst year ever!

"For God has not given us the spirit of fear....."
Where does mine come from?!


ConsideringABag
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Date Joined Aug 2007
Total Posts : 65
   Posted 1/12/2008 4:05 PM (GMT -6)   
Glad you found it helpful! :) There are a few times they show stomas in that video, but the one blond-haired lady (where they show you how to change the bag), looks so totally normal--she is pretty, her body still looks great! It only takes her a few minutes to change the bag.

I am going to show that part of the video to my fiance tonight so he can get used to seeing what I will look like! ... :)

When you do watch it, I hope you were as encouraged as I was by seeing it.

:-) :-)
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