Inspired by another fellow blogger (Behind the Times by Stephen Dempster), I’ve decided to finally get a proper EDC (every day carry) bag for my ostomy supplies. This new bag is replacing a MUCH LARGER tactical shoulder bag, which I may still use for hikes or whenever more supplies are needed.
I love blood tests, I really do. Maybe it’s because I love to keep track and benchmark “stuff”, like my health, computers and mobile devices. So it came as no surprise that I’d be excited to see the results of my recent blood test results six months after having my ileostomy.
Today is a busy day. I’ve got everything packed for my hotel stay tonight and we’ve dropped my son off at my parents house, where he’ll be staying while I’m in the hospital. My daughter and wife have an event to attend tomorrow evening , so there has been a lot of preparation for that too. I’m also fasting to prepare for surgery, so there will be a lot of vegetable broth and sports drinks in order to keep my fluid intake and electrolytes up.
Before getting my ileostomy, I combed support forums to see what foods people were eating with their ileostomy. To my … Read more
I’m finally 6 weeks post ileostomy surgery and I’ve been cleared to start introducing more foods into my diet. So to celebrate, my wife and I went to a great vegan place in Toronto called The Loving Hut.
I had carrot soup, lemonade and a “Lucky Chow Mein”, which looked like this:
Yes, you see broccoli, you see bok choy and mushrooms. Mine also had cabbage, which I avoided.
I’ve really been racking my brain over how to get these ostomy liners to work for me – especially after having to use a porta-potty and a very awkward public washroom over the weekend. I feel thar the liners would have come in handy.