hey people! well, I am excited- my surgery date is November 14! Total proctocolectemy with a perm ileostomy. I met with my surgeon & an ostomy nurse yesterday, who gave me a 2 piece bag to take home- the wafer & an
open-end bag. She gave me the impression that those 2 items were all I really needed to care for my ileostomy- I don't know if she just didn't want to freak me out, to tell you the truth. She was very knowledgeable & helpful. My thing is this- I read on here about
inserts, paste, seals, powder.... do you all find that these are truly necessary, or ???? I'm thinking maybe some of the powder to ensure a tight fit, & a little paste as needed. Can it really be that simple?!?! My surgeon makes the stoma so that it protrudes about
2-3 centimeters, & as far as the diameter goes, he can taper it down to a fairly small
opening if he feels it necessary.
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