Like with all new things there may be some embarrassing moments, but it’s a learning curve we all have to follow. We believe that there is a way to overcome many of the problems you may have with a stoma through looking on the internet and keeping in touch with stoma nurses, hospitals and GP’s and other Stoma users, and of course PolyPeople! There may be local stoma events in your area. There are excellent organisations around like IA support group and also your stoma equipment provider, i.e. Charter.
If something gets in the way, like a stream flowing along, if a rock gets in the way we keep a positive attitude and go round it. There is always an alternative. So don’t give up – instead find the answer. Do not get down, get in touch!