May I request some helpful information, please?
On May 6th I will be having my colon removed, an ostomy bag for several months while the J-pouch fabrication heals and then another surgery to remove the ostomy bag and connect my ends for internal waste handling.
I would like to know how long before:
Able to lift things? *I will be boarding my horse, but I'd like an idea of how long that may have to be. I am figuring on 5-8wks.
Shower? Bath? Basin and washcloth? Will I be able to lift my arms to style my hair?
Special clothing? Mother thinks I will need dresses that button, zip or snap in front and will be unable to wear anything around my waist.
Supplies? Where do I get the supplies I will need for doing the bag-thing and what should I have on hand?
Thank you for any help in preparing me for this change.
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