Things You Might Not Know About Ostomy Surgery


In this video from LetsTalkIBD, Maggie Baldwin shares some of the surprising things she found out about ostomy surgery, during and after her procedure, that she hadn’t been warned about.

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As well as suffering from Crohn’s disease, Maggie is also a nurse who looks after children who have inflammatory bowel disease. She walks viewers through her own personal experience with ostomy surgery and answers some of the questions the children she cares for ask after their procedures.

Maggie talks about the noises that come from the ostomy, the pain that patients experience following the procedure, dealing with dehydration, checking your insurance will cover your supplies, and how you can exercise and play sports after ostomy surgery.

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  1. joe says:

    What an amazing young lady .had my ostomy many years now but just really think she is very informative also good humour ,this is needed has so many people become very depressed after surgery.keep up the good work.Joe Leeds England x

    • Dianne Roncal says:

      Glad you liked it, Joe. A lot of people will probably get sad for a little while, that’s normal, but the beautiful thing about it is the way they get up and fight this disease with so much positivity. It is incredibly inspiring. 🙂

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