What kind of dance do you do, if you don't mind me asking?
I do ballroom dancing
You have to be in contact with the guy along pretty much the whole right side from the base of the ribs to the inside thigh. I am sceptical if this would work with an ostomy...
Since there is a not insignificant chance of landing with a permanent ostomy I feel it's important to be prepared for that eventuality, and so i would feel better if i had more certainty about
what's possible with that. My impression was that the hospital here does it in 3 steps - as mentioned this is partly because 20% of people elect to keep the ostomy as they are happy with the status quo and don't want to risk further surgery.
Re surgical scars, are they really that small? I have seen a few photos where people had a long vertical scar running down from the navel. I wondered if everyone gets that or is that pre-laparoscopic surgery?
partlycloudy thanks this is very reassuring to hear. I went on an ostomy website and people were saying stuff like, no more low waisted jeans, no more tight trousers, no more figure hugging dresses etc. I agree there is no shame in having an ostomy and would not hide it e.g. in yoga class where i always wear crop tops. But in "normal" circumstances it could look weird to have a lump? and the point is i have a narrow frame but wide hips, and fitted clothes are the most flattering for that.