Yeh, I probably will give him a crash course! (hoping I won't have to ask him to help) I'm sure he could do it, but I would bet he would be all thumbs. Even though it is my husband, I've never asked him to help with my ostomy. We've been married 16 years and together many years before that. It would/will be a first. He's really not much of a nursemaid! He was raised in a family of 4 boys, he is the oldest.
I was caregiver for my mom, who also had terminal cancer, for 19 months out of state. My husband was a gem and just said, "go". He visited me and my mom as much as he could [someone had to earn the bread!]. I wouldn't have traded that time with my mom for anything and she was appreciative that it was me, instead of a stranger. So, Judy, I understand the modesty thing.
Thank you guys for the thoughts.... I just figure if it ain't gonna get better on its own, and the doc pretty much said that, then let's get on it and get it fixed. If there is something out there to make it better, even tho it may be more painful initially, I'm going for it. And as soon as possible.
Diagnosed with CD in 1979, many resections and meds
Perm Ileostomy July 1984 at Cleveland Clinic
Disease free since surgery