Chronic illness · Health · lifestyle · Urostomy

Me and my urostomy a month on

So my second time round of having a stoma… 10 months with the old one and now 4 weeks with my new one I can say I feel so much more confident.

I have to admit I’ve had a few tears but it’s a change and most changes come with a few struggles.

If you are squeamish look away at the next few pics.

so here’s a before pic of my stoma before surgery in January

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The one that caused leakage because he was an innie 

Then I bring you my new stoma that was refashioned and made to come out more

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One day after surgery January 2020

 Bear in mind this was still swollen and super new. I was so surprised that they used the same piece of bowel to make my new Urostomy.

So now this is what it looks like a few weeks after

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The new improved one

From the photo before it’s shrunk from 30mm to 25mm. I am hoping it stays with a spout as it’s so much easier to apply the bags and keep them on for about 3/4 days

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These are the only 2 products I need at the moment apart from my nightly night bag but it’s so much better than needing brava tape and seals but I have them in my change bag should I feel the need for them for extra security.

The bag is a Dansac Nova 1 convex urostomy bag and the adhesive remover spray is blackberry by Ostopeel just in case you were wondering.

I have been up to see the stoma nurse once a few weeks ago and then I have to go tomorrow afternoon and she was very happy with it, so fingers crossed she says the same when we see her tomorrow. I’ll keep you updated.

Next time I’ll talk about some things that come with having a urostomy some good, some not so good.

See you in my next post. Thanks for reading 😘

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