Macmillan Blog on Having a Stoma !

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  • Good Morning everyone .Thou is just a short notice to let you all know that there is light at the end of the tunnel.Exactly 1 year ago  I had an emergency Operation to remove 3\4 of my Bowel .Woke uMaskin hospital with a Double loop Stoma ( Stoma I had never heard of that let alone know what it looked like ). That was me in hospital and no visitors allowed ..Get use to them and give them a name They told me  MaskThermometer faceThinking.I could hardly remember my own name . Anyway The twins had names Boris and Nicol ( think what comes out of a stoma)......

    It was hard coping Burst Bags ,Acid Burns. .to name a few .Then I noticed a change in the size of Nicola .I now had a prolapse on top of a hernia  .4 months later A&E again   removed and reversed Operation  6hours later internal bleed another operation just in time ( life saving) another 4weeks in hospital. 

    I'm now better than I've ever been . So many tips First don't be afraid of the hospital .Make friends with your Doctor and there staff as they are going to be your first call if anything happens and your Stoma nurse  Supply Company ,District Nurse..Most of all take care of yourself and don't be afraid of embarrassed ...

    I want to thank everyone on MacMillan Cancer support  Everyone at the Queen Elizabeth .and Court

  • Yippee  so good to hear from you again and congratulations on reaching one year post surgery !

    You had me in stitches at your stoma names and you dealt with a lot with great humour thrown in . I honestly don’t know how you got through it all !

    I am sure the staff at the Queen Elizabeth were very taken with you ! But you sound well on your way ! 
    Delighted to read this ! 
    Court 

  • wow,  wise words and all due respect to you Aldan. You've been through the mangle and still nabage to be upbeat. 

    Kath
    "don't think about tomorrow"

  • Did I mention the Delirium. .It never comes up in any post?

  • Hi Aldan

    i have been designing stickers for a thread we started a while back, ‘What’s your Stoma called and why “ 

    Your names are just brilliant they really made me chuckle and I thought you’d like to see their images. 
    Hope they make you smile

    Best wishes

    Best Wishes

    Artsie Ann 

  • This is brilliant  will I ever be able to think of them without smiling again !

    You made me laugh !

    Court 

  • I don’t think you did ?  My mum had it on chemo ! It was a strange episode for sure !

    Court 

  • Love them  I am honoured that you made them for me .. There is something missing .He's called Wee Willie Prolapse   AngryAngryAngryAngryAngryMaskMaskGrinningGrinning AngryAngryAngryAngryAngryAngryAngry