Re: Temporary colostomy bag coming soon!!! Need tips for i fear the unknown. Help any
Katliz, You are not being vain at all! I woke up with a temporary colostomy after emergency surgery so had no time to think about it (probably better that way). I was shocked, horrified, terrified, disgusted . . . you name it. I would never have believed it, but you will have the hang of it in no time. It becomes habit like anything else in life. You will probably be self-conscious when you first go out, but soon it will hardly hinder you at all. (I don't know how they will equip you since it is temporary, but, for example, swimming might not be possible, and perhaps a few other activities, because of surgery more than the colostomy though.)
You will want to avoid anything that causes you to have gas. That's really about it.