Waking up after your stoma surgery

When you wake up after your stoma operation, you will feel tired. It is possible that you may experience a range of emotions during this time and for some time afterwards. This will vary as we are all different.

Please remember: It may take a while for you to recover, both physically and emotionally.

With helpful support and guidance from your Stoma Care Nurse, you will learn how to correctly change your stoma bag, take care of your skin around the stoma and how to adjust to life wearing a stoma bag

Below you will be able to find out essential information for different types of ostomy including; Colostomy, Ileostomy and Urostomy:

After Colostomy Surgery


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After Ileostomy Surgery


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After Urostomy Surgery


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Taking care of your stoma

Getting used to wearing and changing a stoma bag can take time and it’s important that you take care of your stoma after your surgery.

Everyone has different requirements when it comes to changing their stoma bag. Some bags will need changing relatively frequently and others, less so.

In the section below, you will be able to find helpful advice on how to change your stoma bag, how to wear a stoma bag correctly and how to take care of the skin around your stoma

How to change your stoma bag

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How to wear your stoma bag correctly

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How to take care of your skin

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Helpful videos for after your stoma surgery

Please see below some helpful videos for after your stoma surgery:

What is a colostomy?

what is a colostomy?

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What is an Ileostomy?

what is a ileostomy?

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What is a urostomy?

what is a urostomy?

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Choosing the right stoma products for you

Please see below the stoma bags and additional products which are available for you to try after you stoma surgery:

Closed Products

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Drainable Products

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Urostomy Products

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Living with a stoma

Let us help you deal with all aspects of living with a stoma, from those first few weeks after surgery to everyday lifestyle advice, including travel tips, exercise, diet and relationships and much more.

Living with a stoma

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