My best friend is going to have surgery on 13 August to have an ileostomy. We’ve been looking at a number of related websites to see what her life will be like afterwards, and we’ve found a couple of message boards and chatrooms, but the majority seem to be people who are having problems and asking for advice about specific problems and complications.
She’s a bit trepidatious about the whole process, and the stories about what could go wrong, or all the problems one could have are unnerving her. She’d just like everyday, ordinary comments, too!
I asked her if she would like me to start a post for her, cos I said you lot can come through with anything. She’s not registered, but if you need any specific info from her, I can forward your questions.
So if anyone has any anecdotes, experiences, anything – good and bad, she asked me to ask people not to worry about holding anything back! – please if you would write about it.