how to help my sister after her ilostomy

New Topic Post Reply Printable Version
[ << Previous Thread | Next Thread >> ]

Regular Member

Date Joined Jan 2008
Total Posts : 29
   Posted 1/11/2008 5:00 PM (GMT -6)   
eyes  hey everyone i am a new member and have joined bcoz of my sister who was diagnosed with uc in 2001, she is now due to have her surgery on the 24th jan 2008, and i really want to be there for her 100%, could someone please tell me how they felt and how i could help my sister. i don't want to be there jsut for the physical side eg cleaning, cooking, i want to be there for the emotional side as well and i want to make a difference when shes feeling down, she has three children whom are 12,11 and 4. please help

Forum Moderator

Date Joined Mar 2003
Total Posts : 10407
   Posted 1/12/2008 9:28 AM (GMT -6)   
elisha, have you visited the ostomy board here on healingwell? The members there may be a great help to you, because they've all had ostomies.
Moderate to severe left-sided UC (21 cm) diagnosed 2001.
Intolerant to Asacol and rectal mesalamine preparations.
On Prednisone then Entocort 2001-2006 with only short periods off. 
Current meds are Colazal, Azathioprine Remicade, Nature's Way Primadophilus Reuteri.
In remission since April, 2006. Remicade has been my wonder drug.

New Topic Post Reply Printable Version
Forum Information
Currently it is Saturday, March 17, 2018 5:11 AM (GMT -6)
There are a total of 2,940,513 posts in 322,669 threads.
View Active Threads

Who's Online
This forum has 161101 registered members. Please welcome our newest member, Richard.C.C.
217 Guest(s), 5 Registered Member(s) are currently online.  Details
SickKitty2016, Michelejc, Octobrsky13, Cajun Jeff, Subdenis