Something My Nurse Told Me....

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   Posted 10/26/2008 1:07 PM (GMT -6)   
Hi guys!  Something that my "stoma" nurse told me prior to having my ileostomy surgery was that one way to look at it is like bringing a new baby home from the hospital.  You don't know what kind of a schedule it will be on, etc.... I know that thinking this way has helped me tremendously in dealing with the whole thing.  I thought that sharing this perspective may help someone else that may be having difficulty in dealing with their stomas.  Hope this helps. :-)  

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   Posted 10/26/2008 3:58 PM (GMT -6)   
That is a GREAT way to look at it!!!  thanks for sharing it:)

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   Posted 10/27/2008 10:23 PM (GMT -6)   
Yep - I agree, you just have to learn to work around it's schedule tho you soon get used to what agrees with it and not. Like a child!! Thanks for passing that along,
Diagnosed with CD in 1979, many resections and meds
Perm Ileostomy July 1984 at Cleveland Clinic
Disease free since surgery 

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