These day-to-day tips are given from the personal experiences of people living with a urostomy themselves.
Living with a urostomy
Getting used to a urostomy and learning to look after it takes time, but like anything new, it gets easier with practice. As you feel more confident and comfortable, you will want to get back to doing all the things you enjoyed before your surgery.
Most people who have a urostomy can get back to a full life. Many go back to work and take up their favourite pastimes again, including swimming and dancing.
The Urostomy Association is here to support you for as long as you need us. On our website we provide information and leaflets on a range of subjects, including:
A list of support garment suppliers and products.
A list of suppliers of adhesive removers for stoma appliances.
it’s vital that your policy doesn’t exclude ‘pre-existing conditions’, e.g. any medical condition that existed before taking out the policy.
We asked for quotes for travel within Europe and world-wide on both single trips and annual multi-trip policies.
Following initial post-operative hospital appointments your GP may be requested to continue your follow up.
A list of clothing, lingerie and swimwear suppliers.
Information and products to assist with mattress protection.
After an operation to form a urostomy, many people have few or no problems whatsoever. However, some do experience difficulties, which may give rise to concern. This leaflet is to help you to understand some of the issues that may occur