The human spirit is stronger than anything that can happen to it.C.C. Scott

Being a new ostomate is quite an adjustment for your body, but also your mind. Keeping a positive attitude makes for a positive experience and whether you like it or not, you’ve got a stoma. Of course you’re going to cry and be sad; it’s normal, and you went through major surgery and have a new appendage. That said, you don’t have to cry and be sad all the time. Your ostomy probably saved your life – or at least made the quality way better – and that’s a pretty good reason to be happy!
Coping emotionally with an ostomy is an important step in the healing process. Some coping mechanisms I’ve utilized to keep me from spiraling into depression include visual reminders, ostomy support groups, and educating myself about ostomies.

  • Ostomy Support Groups
  • Blogs, Vlogs and Ostomy Forums
  • Ostomy Resources
  • Advice for Ostomates

  • Preparing for Ostomy Surgery
  • Grieving and Acceptance of Ostomy
  • Ostomy Humor, Ostomy Jokes
  • Quotes for positivity
  • Ostomy Books