how to help my sister after her ilostomy

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   Posted 1/11/2008 4:00 PM (GMT -7)   
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

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Date Joined Mar 2003
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   Posted 1/12/2008 8:28 AM (GMT -7)   
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.

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