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Preparing for your operation

These videos have been created as a 'how to' stoma care guide for people living with a stoma, both pre-op and post-op. View or download the animations below - and enjoy!

 

What is a colostomy?

what is a colostomy?
 

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What is a urostomy?

what is a urostomy?
 

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What is an Ileostomy?

what is a ileostomy?
 

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Preparing a one-piece bag

what is a ileostomy?
 

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Preparing a two-piece bag

what is a ileostomy?
 

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Applying a one-piece bag

what is a ileostomy?
 

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Applying a two-piece bag

what is a ileostomy?
 

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Emptying a drainable bag

what is a ileostomy?
 

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Emptying a urostomy bag

what is a ileostomy?
 

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Bag removal

what is a ileostomy?
 

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Bag disposal

what is a ileostomy?
 

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Meet Ian

Ian’s girlfriend Corrina has helped him through major ground-breaking surgery. Together, they both spoke to us about Ian’s countless operations and how their friendship makes them the ‘dream team’.

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Ian at work