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.
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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