These surgeries are either made as temporary measures or as permanent ones. More often, permanent colostomy and ileostomy are the result of the removal of the lower half of the rectum and the sphincter. This is usually resulting from a serious disease or illness, such as bowel or colon cancer.
Temporary colostomy and ileostomy may be enacted because the doctor wants part of your digestive system to heal. This might be the case following a surgery in the area.
Many people are worried about having a stoma, and this is a natural concern. Talking to a therapist about your fears and worries is a good way to help relieve some of the psychological burden you may be experiencing.
Here at Haym Salomon Home, our experienced and sensitive staff is always on hand to listen to your concerns.