My supplies for changing baggie: a new bag (obviously), scissors to cut the hole to the right size (28mm), clean dry wipes (devided into three to make them last longer), a mini bin bag to put the old bag and used dry wipes in, a small pot for warm water (used for cleaning the stoma and the skin around it), adhesive removal spray and barrier cream (to help with itchiness under the adhesive).

It’s day 6 of Crohn’s and Colitis Awareness Week, and I give you the first of my (poorly drawn) infographics about stomas.

“Stoma Facts!
Did you know… Stomas appear to dance. Yes, they move around on their own, therefore, giving the appearance they are dancing.”

Crohn’s & Colitis Awareness Week 2017

So, here is a link to the video of me changing my bag. There is a (very) small poop warning for this video so please don’t watch if you find this sort of thing uncomfortable.

Also, sorry if it takes a while to load, the file is too big for Tumblr. If it doesn’t load, please feel free to watch it on my Facebook page.

Happy Crohn’s & Colitis Awareness Week, everyone!

Crohn’s & Colitis Awareness Week 2017