The good news is that while you may need to make some changes to the foods you eat, you probably will not need to completely overhaul the way you eat. A colectomy is a surgical procedure to remove all or part of your colon. Your colon, also called your large intestine, is a long tube-like organ at the end of your digestive tract. A colectomy may be necessary to treat or prevent diseases and conditions that affect your colon. A colostomy is a surgical procedure in which the surgeon connects the remaining part of your colon or small intestine to an opening in your abdomen where waste can leave the body. This is usually collected in a bag.
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People suffering from colorectal cancer or other illnesses of the lower digestive tract often require a colostomy, a type of surgery that creates an alternative pathway for feces and urine to leave the body. Having a colostomy is a major physiological change, and knowing what you are in on can help you cope with the changes effectively. The colon consists of the first five to six feet of the large intestine.
By Stephen Matthews For Mailonline. Twelve brave people have shared photographs of themselves proudly flaunting their stoma bags to prove there is nothing to be ashamed of. A range of young and old users from across the globe have been snapped with their bags on full display for a new calendar. The photographs - which show how users live life to the full despite the challenges they face - are all featured in the Ostomy Awareness Calendar.