Worried about going out over the festive period and how you will manage your stoma?
The reality is that most ostomates can have a normal diet after surgery so going out for lunch or dinner with friends and family shouldn’t be a problem. Most restaurants have their menus online so you can check beforehand if you’re concerned and kitchens are always happy to alter dishes if you ask when you order.
We would recommend moderating the amount you drink, at least at first, so you can see the effect it has on your output and remember it may be a bit harder to empty your bag after a few drinks! Try to drink water or soft drinks in between drinks to ensure you stay hydrated.
Read the full A4 printable factsheet here.
Published: 10th December 2019