Hi Paul, sorry to hear that your recovery has been so arduous, but i am sure that you, like me are focused on the long term outlook. Hope the planning and reversal operation go more smoothly.
I had a few memorable moments in hospital, bujt the person who comes to mind when you talk about
knockout nurses was the pharmacyst who came around to brief me on my discharge medication. Unfortunately she was very attractive and had a lowish cut top and i had trouble focusing on the disposition of my medication when i was to get out. But boys will be boys - won't we!
From the stoma nurse i got :-
wafers or base plates
bags which emptied
putty for molding into crevasses which may have allowed leaks
wipes to help remove the wafer adhesive
wipes to build up a protective layer on the skin around the stoma
2 belts to help hold the base plate in place
curved scissors to cut the base plate
wipes and a bag to hold everything
i am hoping to get into the supply office next week to see what other sort of weird and wonderful accessories are available.
49yo single dad
mesalazine 1.5g, prednisolone 15mg
gave up on meds after infliximab (remicade), humira, salofalk (5-asa enema), entocort, Azathioprine, steroid emenas, abadacept
have temp ileostomy, reversal probably in Mar/Apr 2009.
and I don't know where the nearest toilet is!