First post on here :)
Brief background on me. Diagnosed with UC in 2018. Been on medications since.
At this moment I have two medications left. However I'm heavily considering elective surgery later on this year. I see surgery as a when not an if, and would rather I'm fit and well when I have surgery rather than in a serious flare up.
In terms of the ileostomy, I have two main queries:Daily maintenance - how many times do you empty an ilestomy / how long does it take for the bag to fill / are there foods I should avoid / should I eat smaller meals more frequently or are fewer larger meals better / will meal timing make a large difference (not eating past 6pm)
2. Hernias - Sports and the gym have been a big part of my life and I'd love to continue them. I'm not looking to participate in contact sports anymore, but I'd like to take up cycling / light gym work (bodyweight exercises). As I have around 6 months before surgery what can I do now / after surgery to reduce my risk of a hernia. I'm training my core quite frequently however is there anything more I can do?
Thank you for any responses, Stay Strong :)