Me And My Stoma

"It's My Bag"

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I had my Ileostomy on the 18th March 2008, the medical name being a "Panprocolectomy"

 

This followed a good ten years of being in constant pain - some of it unbearable. Now, following the operation, I rarely have pain, and have only had to change my lifestyle a little.

When I realised the operation was a necessity, I tried to research some information on the internet about it, and what it would entail, but although I found some, it was not of much use - there was nothing I could follow from a patients' perspective.

Due to the lack of information available, and also as it helped me accept my new lifestyle, I thought I would write some notes up, in the hope that it may help others in the same situation as me. This website consists of those notes.

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"Grateful for my surgery ..... it saved my life"