I just had mine moved from the right to the left because of disease, didn't have a choice. The old ostomy
opening takes a while to heal, but it's easy to maintain, no major wound care.
Just make sure you have someone help you mark the new site for your stoma. My surgeon got upset when I asked him if I should mark it, he took it personally like he couldn't figure it out and I gave in and didn't mark it. Well, I should have. My old stoma was in the perfect place, I just wanted it moved to the exact opposite place, and he made it way too high (now it interferes with the waist band of my clothes) and too close to the center (where it interfered with my
open incision from the surgery and caused an infection and another
open wound). Now I'm facing another surgery to have it corrected one day, and I'm not looking forward to going through that again because his ego was too big.
Sorry, a bit of a rant, but now you know how important it is. GET IT MARKED, and make sure your surgeon understands the importance of placing where the mark is.
25+years diagnosed with CD.
Numerous surgeries, permanent ostomy, adverse reactions to Remicade, finally off of Prednisone, hoping for a long remission from this last surgery.