I had a temporary ostomy when I was 21 (35 years ago) and I know the general mechanics. But want some more information now that I'm considering going for a permanent ostomy.
(I had a bowel resection to resolve some adhesion issues. The anastomosis failed twice (original surgery and attempt at correction). I have been nursing this draining fistula for 5 years and every year the volume gets more and more. I'm very close to having it behave as an ostomy without the option of using appliances).
My primary question is mostly vanity. I work in a less-than-business-casual environment. I really like being able to where jeans and a polo. When I was a kid my ostomy was located to the left of the center-line and was as high as they get. My pouch extended down to my crotch. If I tried to wear pants I got about
an hour of pouch-time before I had to empty it. If I wore farmers coveralls (yeah HR ok'd it even back then in the 80's) I could go almost all day.
I know that I will find relief with a permanent ostomy but want to know if the volume issue has been resolved so I can wear my jeans to work.
Dave Edited to add a title... Shaz
Post Edited By Moderator (Shaz032) : 7/20/2016 11:23:42 PM (GMT-6)