Following stoma surgery, you will be in the hospital for some length of time.
Both physically and mentally, it is important to get used to your stoma. Even though you may be in pain while your wound is healing, it is important to follow the advice of the healthcare professionals who are caring for you. They are familiar with your situation, and they will be able to guide you and help you through difficult times.
When you leave hospital, your new life with a stoma begins. Gradually, you will begin to understand how to cope with your stoma, and you will learn new skills that will allow you to enjoy life the way you did before your surgery. Your confidence will grow and evolve.
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