Hello you fellow friends or otherwise of the stoma
Can anyone tell me if there are any diet regimes , specific foods or supplements that can help restore some 'plumbing' of the skin ? My ileo just had four monthly birthday and during the time I've left hospital , amongst incision infections and bag bursts (why is it high % of accidents either in bed , especially in middle of much missed physical contact and all the issues with self confidence to attempt sex then that Tucker decides to remove that pleasure as well!),my skin has gone paper thin lost nearly all elasticity , end up like bloodhound , and my hair has gone from grey and strong to this odd blue whippet colour and is all thin and whispy , or like it's likely to blow off in the wind . I know it's pure vanity but each small issue with appearance , stature , pain management of have a derogatory effect on self esteem if you just accept all of it without kicking back and have a good to at fighting whatever's hit you .
anyway finished my rant , if anyone has any suggestions or advice I would be grateful , my surgical and after care teams have told me it is normal and I just have to hope it doesn't get worse and never recover! ,which deflated me somewhat .