Order free samples of ostomy supplies while you’re in the hospital so they are home when you get released.
Ask for some magnum bags because you’re starting with a loop ileo. I liked a convex wafer (important for the loops), barrier sheets and protective strips. I wore a belt with my loop.
My favorite ostomy brand was coloplast.
I felt better after I woke up from my colectomy, my colon was poisoning me from the inside.
DX'd with Severe Pancolitis June 2005
Previous Meds: 5ASAs, Predisone, 6-MP. Remicade, Humira, Simponi, Cimzia & Cyclosporine
3-step J-Pouch surgery: 2013 & 2014
Current Condition: Chronic Pouchitis -- Not as bad as I thought it would be
Current Meds: Stelara
Total Hip Replacement: 12/16 -- Thanks Prednisone!!!www.healingwell.com/community/default.aspx?f=38&m=3755226