In addition to the physical issues you face when recovering from ostomy surgery, there’s also the hurdle of body image. Self-esteem is vital to making yourself well again, mentally and physically. Getting your self-esteem back may take a little while, but you can do it.
Just ask Dr. Joe Salisz. He’d been a urologist in Michigan for 20 years when he learned he needed urostomy surgery. But he knew the importance of a positive mental attitude before and after surgery to help with his recovery.
Find Your Way Through "The Fog"
Confusion. Fear. Disorientation. These are just a few of the things that are normal to feel both before and immediately after ostomy surgery. But this foggy feeling will pass. Clearer days are ahead.
Ostomysecrets® believes that you CAN live the lifestyle you choose, and that you can choose to be confident. Ostomysecrets® offers a wide variety of wraps, undergarments and accessories that can allow you to feel more comfortable with your ostomy.
Our expert team of me+™ ostomy nurses and product specialists is only a phone call away.
Call: 1-800-422-8811 (Monday-Friday, 8:30am-7:00pm ET)
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Dana knew that if she could learn to fully love herself - ostomy bag and all - then she would never lose her ability to love or be loved. In her heart, she knew that her security and self worth couldn’t rely on anything external, including her own body. Her identity had to be based on something much stronger than that. And so began her greatest adventure.
Support Group Finder
People who have or will have surgery, caregivers, family, friends and medical professionals are invited to attend and benefit from lifelong learning and emotional support. The United Ostomy Associations of Americans (UOAA) has created a user-friendly support group finder to help you find a UOAA Affiliated Support Group (ASG) in your area. The UOAA has approximately 300 affiliated ostomy support groups throughout the United States, providing the opportunity for local support.
Support Group Finder provided by the United Ostomy Associations of Americas, Inc.