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When undergoing a procedure that requires an ostomy, you will face a number of complex lifestyle challenges. Your concerns will be, among others, primarily focused around health and hygiene and of caring for yourself. However, you may also have emotional and psychological concerns. It is important to remember that these concerns are valid; and yet, with the proper assistance, can be overcome.
This Ostomy Home Skills Booklet is designed to support patients with educational materials to learn and practice the skills needed for optimal postoperative recovery. The supplies provided upon discharge from the hospital, as well as the training from our specialized Ostomy Nurses, will support you with quality comprehensive education and resources to assist you in this process.
An ostomy is a medical need that may be hard to adjust to at first, and although having an ostomy can be difficult to accept, it is important to work closely with your healthcare team throughout the process. Your healthcare providers are here to help inform you of the changes happening to your body and how the ostomy will change, and not change, your daily life. With the help of support groups, counselors, and your primary healthcare team, you can make the transition to living with an ostomy and get back to a full, active life.
We at Grand River Health are committed to helping you. Your well-being is our priority. Please reach out to your Grand River Health care team with any questions or concerns you may have.
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