Hey everyone! So I'll be five weeks post-op on Tuesday from an ileostomy, and even though I thought I was getting the hang of measuring and changing my bag (I'm a perfectionist where I actually lose sleep over things), my confidence has just been knocked as I changed my bag a few days ago and my skin is quite irritated and red. I change my bag every two days, if everything feels fine and there's no itching or stinging, but when I'm measuring my stoma I just can't get it right whatsoever. I use a measuring guide but there's either a gap at the top or a gap at the bottom of my stoma, and I assume this is the cause of the irritation.
As you recover from surgery, you may feel tired and not interested in exercising much, if at all. But it's important for your health and well-being to start moving around.