When you go for your stoma marking be sure you wear your normal,everyday clothes. Make sure you stand and sit andlay down. Ask for a bag to wear around. Even if you are going for a jpouch you will still have the bag for a while and placement is very important!
The one thing I really wish I had known, at first your output will be this unnatural shade of green and smell so bad you will want to die
plus you will have on a clear bag and have to watch it..but that won't last! Once you start eating it will change.
UC for 8 years, before finally kicking its butt and having a permanent ileostomy April 17 2007!
-I have gone to find myself, if i get back before i return, keep me here-
No matter what kind of day you are having, take five minutes to sing loudly and dance like a fool!