Living With a Colostomy Bag

After a recent flare up with ulcerative colitis, borderline Crohn’s, there is talk about the possibility of needing a colostomy bag. I am only 20 and quite adventurous and am worried about the limitations this may put on me. If anyone has any advice on living with a bag or it’s possible limitations it would be extremely helpful.

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  • Holland moderator
    16 hours ago

    Hi MAndrews. While I do not have an ostomy, I can say with some authority that I have many friends who had their quality of life restored. They are able to be present with their family, travel, eat, and enjoy life again.

    Having a great ostomy nurse is crucial to helping you figure out what is best for your skin.

    If you look up Vegan Ostomy, Lets Talk IBD, Crohnie Bologna, and The Stolen Colon, they have excellent content about life and having an ostomy. I know I’m forgetting so many, this was just off the top of my head. Hopefully some others will chime in!

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