Sep 13, 2004 - 2:39 pm
My dad has a colostomy as a result of his surgery in June. His attitude in general is very good but he is becoming very frustrated with the colostomy. The bags are not sticking well enough, particularly at night. He is having problems with them becoming loose or popping off when he rolls over, resulting in a bit of a mess. He is getting very upset with the fact that he needs my mom to help him. He feels he is burdening her and that he has lost his dignity. He also is hesitant to go anywhere in public because of the noises associated with the bag at times.
His spirits as far as the cancer are great. I don't want him to get so upset about the bag that it takes away his positive attitude. Any advice on making the bags stick better, or a better type of bag, etc. would be so appreciated. They have tried a couple different bags so far.
Thanks So Much,