Facing surgery

If you are facing an ostomy surgery (which is surgery to create an opening (stoma) from an area inside the body to the outside), it can be very confronting. Visit the Australian Council of Stoma Associations for FAQs and personal stories about facing an ostomy surgery.

Ostomates.com.au has an informative knowledge centre page with information like dining out with a stoma, clothing, adapting and psychological issues, exercise, leakage and more so check it out.

Australian Council of Stoma Associations represents 22 Stoma Associations around Australia, with links to the support groups and information about ostomy for kids and adults.