This is a colostomy patient’s story. It is about how it all started, what led to it all, the emotional ups and downs in between, and how it all ended up in a stoma and having to wear a shit bag. It was sad times of a patient’s life.
After my colon surgery, when I first realised that I have to wear a stoma bag, my first thoughts were “Good grief! I’ll have a shit bag stuck to my stomach!”. It is, at best, the worst feeling on earth. In the first few moments, you may be horrified. I know, because I‘ve been there too.
For my 50th birthday, I gave myself the gift of improved mobility and less pain. I've lived with intense neck pain, since my 1997 horse throw, and my deepest regret is having waited so long to have this surgery. My life has been improved immeasurably. My best advice is to not put it off and suffer.
How long it takes to heal from gum graft surgery depends on the severity of the graft and your own ability to heal
Considering a tonsillectomy as an adult? Based on my personal experience, here is a guide about what to expect during the procedure as well as during recovery.
Since the age of 55, I have had increasingly more blood tests. These tests have occurred in conjunction with hypertension, my prostate gland condition, and recent kidney operation. In this article, I explain what to expect from blood test results and how this will help you to live longer.
Thinking of getting a dental implant? Make sure you know all of the facts before deciding. They may not be what you think they are.
Within a seven-month period, I had cataract surgery in both my right and left eyes. In this article, learn what a cataract is, how it is removed in surgery, and post-op care needed for your eyes.
By the time I underwent bilateral total hip replacement surgery (THR), I couldn't remember what it was like to walk normally. The successful results included a positive impact on my overall sense of well-being.
An abdominal ultrasound scan suggested by a doctor probably saved my life. In this article, after defining the meaning of ultrasound scan, I explain its purpose in medical diagnostics and some of the results the scan images can indicate.
The idea of going through in vitro fertilization (IFV) can be daunting--it certainly was for me! Then I did it give times. Not so bad!
An inguinal hernia is one of the most common types of hernias. There are a few different ways to fix it. In my case, I underwent robot-assisted, minimally invasive surgery. Here are my tips on how to recover properly.
Wondering if you should get a flu shot or how you're going to survive going in for your TDap this season? Here's how I survive my annual vaccines without totally freaking out.
Do you have chronic ear, nose, and throat issues? Are you an adult? If so, you may be considering getting your tonsils out. I had my tonsils out when I was like 25, and although the recovery was intense, it was well worth it. Here's my story.