There seems to be a lot of focus on colostomy. Well the management of URO-OSTOMY is much more difficult, because, the flow of urine is 24X7,& the erosion of the skin barrier is unpredictable. Mucus content in the urine, deposits onto the walls of uro-pouch, constantly, causes the walls sticks to each other, resulting in a back flow and damage of the skin barrier.The leakage starts without an alert. What are the solutions to prevent any embarrassing situations.
I have been an uro-ostmate for the past 18 years, The bladder was removed to prevent the spread of invasive carcinoma & a stoma created by surgery for urine discharge. These are some situations I have to cope with, had to keep a the calender to guide me on a possible social set back. Accept the physical changes & don't ever give up. Think of Grp Capt Sir Douglas Robert Bader DFC DSO, the physically challenged ACE RAF Fighter Pilot WW II, who flew several sorties on artificial limbs. His life moved on like a normal person. What a daring, determined person.
[quote Roberto] Bangalore India
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