eakin dot® 1 piece Drainable Pouches. Now available to sample for free.

How do I live life with a stoma?

It is normal to feel scared, anxious and unsure about living life, after a stoma surgery. After a stoma surgery, it will be a challenge to get back to the normal routines that you are used to, so take it slowly.

Start with short trips away from home such as a walk around the block, going to the cafe with a friend, going to the park with children/grandchildren – it is important to reconnect with friends and family.

Before leaving your house, check your pouch ,make sure it’s empty and secure. If it makes you more comfortable about stepping out, take some supplies in a bag.

Talk to your STN if you have any more questions or you need more support in getting back to living life after a stoma surgery, you can connect with some local support groups as well.