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Talking about having an ostomy is uncomfortable for most people. Still, it’s something you can’t always avoid. Fortunately, there are some strategies that can make it easier to talk about your stoma.
In addition to the people who live with you, others – including relatives, friends, neighbours, and coworkers – may be concerned about you. There is no need to go into detail, unless you choose to do so. It’s a good idea to prepare for the inevitable questions though. Here are a few tips:
The more you talk about your ostomy, the easier it will be to talk about it going forward.
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