These are the first few steps after you find out you need ostomy surgery…
You or someone you care about needs ostomy surgery. There are three quarters of a million people in the U.S. living with an ostomy, and they all started just as full of questions and emotions as you are right now. We want to help you navigate through the process of learning about life with an ostomy. We also recommend that you locate a certified ostomy care nurse (CWOCN) near you through the Wound, Ostomy & Continence Nurses Society. Ostomy nurses are specially trained to provide the answers you need, but you can started right now with Pocket WOC. It’s a little like having an ostomy nurse in your pocket!
Ostomy surgery is a life-changing event for the new ostomate, and for you too.
Be confident about living with your ostomy, but know when to seek care.