In this section you will find helpful ostomy advice, tips and help. If you have just been informed that you require an ostomy, you may well have many questions that you want answered. From what an ostomy is and how it will help you, through to ways to make life with an ostomy more comfortable, we hope that this will help you get the answers you need.
If you are undergoing abdominal surgery, you are likely to have a range of concerns. Whilst the surgery is necessary, any surgery causes concerns. Having clear information can help you to feel better prepared and reassured.
One of the most important things to remember is that you are not alone. Over 1.3 million people are living active and full lives with a stoma. Ultimately, your operation will improve your current situation by reducing pain, removing disease or improving your general health. Whilst the thought of an ostomy may seem daunting, it is part of resolving the wider problem.