Wow! Thanks soo much folks for all the words of encouragement!! This truely is a great site...
with great people! ;)
My folks were over yesterday to visit and I showed them this site, they are not computer people..
they were so impressed with all the replies and caring thoughts mom was in tears... angels everywhere!!
Maine, I'm sorry that the first procedure never went well, but it seems your outlook is fine and that is tough to do in the face of adversary.... I'll try to be like you and stand tall!! thanks for everything!
It sure isn't a bed of roses.
My stoma is higher in my left side, just under my ribs with the top of the Convatec wax ring,, no blowouts, that would be another tough one to take, especially if it was often, its just uncomforatable riding on my ribs...
Thanks so much for the kind words,, I'll be praying for you as well!
flchurchlady,,, thanks goes to you as well to take the time to reply to me..
I just love my morning coffee, never had it in the hospital, but now that I'm home its fresh ground beans again in the morn,,, can't tell if it does anything tho really...
I'm finding my energy level is going up everyday,,, unless I start to dwell on what happened then I find myself slipping into depression... don't want to go there, there is too much to be thankfull for and too much to do in the future.
I work as a concrete forming carpenter, building bridges and dams and big mills,, a union carpenter. :)
My hobbie is handcrafting longbows as archery has always been of great interest to me..
the primitive skills have my attention and I love to recreate the tools of the past..
different I know, but thats just me! :)
Pass a warm hello to my fellow carpenter and thankyou so much for the kind and inspirational words...
another new friend :)
Ohio, thanks so much for the tips..
some of them I already do, like folding back the opening, and having everything set up and ready to go.
My colostomy seems to have a mind of its own as well although there is a period in the afternoon between 1pm and 4 pm where it is quiet and I can change wafers and such..
I thank you for your idea of going to the suppliers to try there wares,,, I will do that! Thanks!
I use baby wipes, alcohol free for cleaning around the stoma area,, nurses suggestion, anyone else use this, stings some, I'm thinkin a warm cloth would be best...
My hospital does not have the ET nurses,, I have to travel 2 hours to a larger center to have them take a look,,
I will give them a call after the long weekend and see what they say,, I would like a professional opion.
Thanks for the wishes,,, I'll use some and send some back to you to use!
I like your username :)
Everything people offer is of use to me, even if it is just hearing from someone who cares enough to post!
I think I will be going to Walmart and looking for some cheap towels as well, nothing seems to clean like cloth!
The first time I tried to clean my Stoma I used Kleenex,,, not good! stuck fast to the Stoma and had to be recleaned.... live and learn they say,,,, I'm likin the towel idea ;)
Thats a good tip with the tissue rolls, but it seems mine is quiet enough to not give me much grief..
It just seems I need a bigger bag,,, I must be full of it. haha
Waking up at 4am to do a drain then 6:30 am, then again around 8 am,,, quiet till 5 pm then active till around 7pm or so,,,till it starts all over
Its like squeezing toothpaste of of a tube,,, kinda sorta...
Summerstorm, thankyou so much for repling,, it helps the soul, it really does :)
Thank you all once again! and thanks be to God for the angels on the internet!
Bless you's all!