A colostomy is a stoma off the colon; so part of the colon is remaining; whereas with an ostomy, the entire colon is gone. The output is thicker because the colon is still partially intact and doing its job of absorbing water. I imagine that those with colectomies use smaller bags but I think the appliances are the same.
Awe...I understand...I never thought about making a stoma from the colon!
You ladies are SO informative, THANKS!
I always wondered why the sizes got so large on sizing charts and wafers...Penelope was 1 1/8" after my surgery and she's been 1" for many months now.
Thanks again guys!
I don't know...the medical supply catalog I've received has an entirely different section for urostomy needs. I think. Clarify what a urostomy is so I make sure that I know what I'm talking about