Something I wish I knew before ostomy surgery

Video: What I wish I knew before stoma surgery

I am just over a year into my stoma journey now and there are a couple of things that I wish I knew or I wish I was told before I got my stoma. One being that I didn't know that I would still have the urge to bear down.

What are the things that you wish you knew before your ostomy surgery?

Anonymous
    • I wish I was told  about the smell. The output can smell really bad specially if you eat fermented foods. A hernia support belt as well, it can prevent of developing a future parastomal hernia.