Waking up after your stoma 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.
Please remember, that 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.
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.
Helpful videos for after your stoma surgery:
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.