I have mentioned it a number of times that life with colostomy is entirely possible as long as you are being responsible about it. The thing that you must understand is that there are not going to be many complications as long as you are being aware and sensible about it and doing everything the way it was supposed to be done, in the first place.
Still, a lot of the times, people do not know much about this and things can easily go wrong if you are not being careful about it. I do understand that not many people get the idea but hey, we are all about filling you in on the information there is so you know that things are going to be fine for you and that is the purpose here. If you are wondering what to know about a colostomy, there is a lot.
Now, the good thing is that you can avoid the following mistakes so you have a better understanding of what needs to be done.
Not Following Instructions
The first thing is that you should always follow what your doctors are telling you to follow because they are fully aware of the situation you are in better than anyone else and will be able to guide you in a better way than most people and going against their suggestion is not the right thing to do.
Not Eating Right
Another mistake that I see most people make is that they stop eating properly or stop eating right. When you are living with colostomy, you have to eat light, and you have to eat in smaller portions as well. It is just better that you are paying attention to this because at the end of the day, this is what matters the most and you cannot avoid this.