I had and emergency resection 4 weeks ago (Crohn's) that left me with a colostomy. It is a temporary ostomy, approx 5 months. I have a few questions:
There seems to be a little bit of infection at one of the areas the ostomy is stiched to my skin. I am trying to keep it swabbed out. Anything else I can do for it?
I am currently using Hollister new image two piece closed system. What others would any of you suggest I try. I dispose of the bag each time I change (about 2-3 times a day). Is there any one piece disposable options out there? There is a filter on these bags, but there doesnt seem to be any stickers included for showering.
Also, what can I use for swimming? Just a smaller bag or something?
Further, I am going for a colonoscopy in 2 months, will I still have to drink the prep? Will they put the scope through the stoma?
For reversal, what can I expect. Major hospital time, what will the scar be like. Do they have to cut more or just use the opening that was created for the stoma?
I know many of these things vary person to person, but what experiences can any of you share. Thanks sooo much!