My Physician had just come inside the room and woke me. He explained “the surgical procedure was a success ” I became bewildered at this time. It was 6:00 in the evening and I was in my room in the Hospital. I fell back asleep and woke up the nest day. At this time things […]
Crohns surgery is offered to those patients who don’t respond to most traditional medications and treatments including intravenous or oral antibiotics, Remicade, Humira, Cimzia, Prednisone, etc.
Being sixteen years old, it is hard to imagine that Carly has had ‘Trouble’ since the age of nine. Who is Trouble? Trouble is her ileostomy, nicknamed by Carly and her ET nurse. Is it really trouble? No, it is not. It gave Carly her life back after a painful battle with Ulcerative Colitis. Having […]
Emotional Issues (Mount Sinai Hospital) People respond differently to surgery. There is no one “normal” or “best” response. Intimacy, Sexuality and an Ostomy (PDF from United Ostomy Association Inc) Covers sex myths and truth, common sexual problems, talking with your partner, the effects of medication, and helpful hints. Ostomy: Adapting to life after colostomy, ileostomy or urostomy (Mayo […]
Ostomy General Information What Is An Ostomy? (GLO-UOAA) This section covers terminology in two primary areas: types of ostomies and continent procedures, and types of pouching systems with the major accessories and supplies. Ileostomy, Colostomy, and Ileoanal Reservoir Surgery (NIDDK) Colostomy Colostomy (Mount Sinai Hospital) Colostomy Fact Sheet (United Ostomy Association Inc) Colostomy Guide (PDF file from United Ostomy Association […]
Diet and Nutrition Guide (PDF from United Ostomy Association Inc) This guide provides some basic information about the effects ostomy surgery has on digestion and food absorption. Foods (Mount Sinai Hospital Canada) The majority of foods impacting individuals with IBD have the same impacts on those with either an ileostomy or colostomy. There are some foods that […]