Sarah, living with an ostomy since 2004
Ostomy surgery has allowed Sarah to get back to eating foods she loves, and, in her words, “has been the best thing for me." Twelve years ago, Sarah had ileostomy surgery after living for years with ulcerative colitis.
Sarah now eats many of the same things she did before her ileostomy surgery, and enjoys them more than ever. Here are some tips that Sarah has for eating, digestion and activity:
Start slow and build up.
Chew and chew some more.
Input always makes output.
Do what you love! “I go on bike rides, I go boogie boarding. It may take a little time, but you can do all those things and keep your stoma safe.”
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