| Smokeshow wrote:
I'm not ready for the fully submerged. Baby steps..lol
Hi and Happy Memorial Day!
I had my first operation last December ending up with an Ilesotomy and this past April the competion Proctectomy. I've had 5 months to get use to it and it does take time. You are new to this new normal for you and give yourself permission to be new and not know everything yet. You'll get it soon enough and feeling so much better not being sick and having some freedom again. Acceptance is key and if you remember that this is better than being homebound or hospitalbound, it helps the anxiousness of being new.
Some brands/adhesives are better then others but most do very well in the water (any water, lakes, oceans, etc.). Like everyone else is mentioning, they dry well with a pat down.
You can do it! Take the time you need to adjust and learn, we all understand it's a huge adjustment! Just imagine that first shower-it'll feel so wonderful!
Hang in there and thinking positive thoughts for you!