hi Nicole

Hi Nicole

I needed six weeks after my surgery before I was able to go back to work. The hardest thing was not being able to roll over in bed - I had to learn to sleep on my back for a few weeks. I got a plug in massage mat later and I wished I had had that for use in bed at that time. If you have a stoma you won't have to worry about managing toileting for a while - who knew how much you need to be able to twist to wipe ;)


  • Hi Rachelt, thank you for the suggestion for the massage mat, I might look into that. I dont mind being on my back in hospital as the beds are surprisingly comforatable and height adjustable both ends where I go, but is a different story at home, especially if you want to try to prop yourself up a bit to watch TV etc I am imagining.

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