Waking up after your surgery

When you wake up after your 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.

Remember that it may take a while for you to recover, both physically and emotionally.

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. This section will tell you all the equipment you’ll need to keep handy at changing time and how you can make removal and application stress-free.

Changing your stoma bag

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Wearing your stoma bag

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Taking care of your skin

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Living with a stoma

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