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Scott C4/5
Scott C4/5
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Last Activity: Yesterday, 11:41 PM
Joined: 24 May 2009
Location: USA
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  • Scott C4/5
    replied to Time for a colostomy or ileostomy...
    in Care
    This might be an odd question but if you have a colostomy on your lower descending colon and your bowels aren't moving well, can you put a magic bullet into the stoma to stimulate your bowels to move? Or some other stimulant?


    I found this with a google search: http://live.nhsggc...
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    Last edited by Scott C4/5; 26 Oct 2020, 5:09 PM.

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  • Scott C4/5
    replied to Time for a colostomy or ileostomy...
    in Care
    I was worried about where my left arm, (that I have little use of,) might do something to the appliance, especially in the middle of the night. I guess they'll take that into consideration. Thanks....
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  • Scott C4/5
    replied to Time for a colostomy or ileostomy...
    in Care
    What is the determining factor for where the surgery is done. Aside from my ileus' my bowels seem to get stuck at the bottom or midway up on the ascending colon. Will the surgeon / ET nurse take what I say about that into the mix or do they look at xray's and scans and say, "x marks the spot,"...
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  • Scott C4/5
    replied to Time for a colostomy or ileostomy...
    in Care
    I have an appointment with my GI doctor on November 20th. However this will be to get a referral to a surgeon.

    Here's my question, assuming that the surgeon feels that the surgery is warranted, about how many visits and or tests will need to be done to prepare for the surgery and visits...
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  • Scott C4/5
    started a topic Good caregivers are hard to find...
    in Life

    Good caregivers are hard to find...

    A few months ago I had 3 caregivers to cover my two shifts. I get 2 five hour shifts every day. Then my youngest caregiver started dating a guy who didn't like her working here, so she quit after being here nearly 2 years. My weekend worker took over her shift and things were okay until she gets exposed...
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