For over 17 years, I had an ileostomy. Over time, I developed a parastomal hernia that, in turn, caused me not to enjoy the finer things in life. After all that time, I changed to a colostomy and had my hernia taken care of. Yesterday, March 4th, I did something that I would never have done with my ileostomy. I went to our local air force museum, and they had a C-130 that you could step on and see inside. And then they had stairs to the cockpit, and they let you climb up them to look. I did that with no hesitation, and it felt great. Just wanted to share a few pics of my day.
Skin health means something very important if you have an ostomy. That is because the state of the skin around your stoma may affect your quality of life. Find out how and why here.