At first, living with an ostomy can feel as if your whole world is going to change. It’s normal to have many feelings and questions. But you’re not alone.
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Getting used to living with an ostomy takes time—sometimes it’s hard to know where to start. The me+ support team knows you’ll have questions so we’re here to address them all in the weeks ahead. The care you need is just a phone call away. Our expert team of nurses and product specialists is available to:
It’s only natural that you’ll have questions as you begin life with an ostomy, so we’ve created a platform of honest, insightful online tools that are constantly being updated called me+ answers. It’s designed to give you the current, up-to-date ideas you need to gain confidence and get comfortable with your ostomy — all in one convenient place, whenever you need it. Your me+ answers resources include:
If you’ve ever had ostomy surgery, currently have an ostomy or have had a reversal, then me+ recovery is for you.
YOUR RECOVERY —
IT'S IN YOUR HANDS
In the early days after your operation, there’s a lot to come to terms with, and it can be a difficult and challenging time. But having an ostomy doesn’t have to stop you from living a completely normal and healthy life.
Try to be patient and don’t expect too much of yourself too soon. It can take a number of weeks for the surgical site and tissue to fully heal1. However, during that recovery period you can help your recovery by beginning to take part in some gentle activity and movements. Follow the movement series, starting with Green Phase 1, which you can start within a few days after your surgery.
1 Mercandetti, M. Wound Healing and Repair. Medscape Updated March 2015. http://emedicine.medscape.com/article/1298129-overview. Accessed February 5, 2018.
Sometimes the best advice comes from someone who has already been where you are now. me+ community brings you Great Comebacks, a program ConvaTec has supported for over 30 years that celebrates inspiring people who are constantly reinventing what it means to live with an ostomy.
When you enroll in me+™, you get all of the valuable resources and support you need right at your fingertips - from a dedicated team of ostomy nurses and specialists to information on product, lifestyle and diet. You don't have to figure it out alone. Join today and let us help you get back to doing the things that make you, you.