Reply to "Ileostomy location, surgery next week"

I had mine removed at 25 years, too.  My ileostomy was placed where my temp stoma had been 25 yrs ago.  I didn't have any problems with it 25 yrs ago, so thought that would work out, and it has, for the most part.  It probably would have worked a bit better if it had been placed just a tad lower, due to most pants coming across the stoma - but my stoma placement was done on an unplanned basis while I was in the hospital with no pants!  So ... wear slacks that you like to normally wear to your appointment.  As for sleeping, I can sleep on either side, with no problems with my right-sided stoma - I toss and turn a lot, and haven't run into any issues - I keep the bag tucked into my high-waisted briefs at night to keep it secure.  Others may have different experiences.  Best of luck with  your surgery.  

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