I am 6 weeks post op, and today is the first day I have felt comfortable. My anxiety has lessened tremendously and mentally I am in a better place.
I also feel more confident in changing my bag and wafer. I have a great ostomy nurse and she has really helped me get the right equipment.
Still a little self conscious when I am out, but honestly I'm sure nobody is looking at me.
Also still very aware I have a bag. I am sure this part is one that will take time. I find myself checking it often.
Time is definitely your friend in this process. And I want to thank everyone who has reached out. This is such a wonderful place, full of caring, kind and compassionate people. So very grateful I have found you all.