I have been suffering with poor digestive health and bowel issues most of my life. It has become much worse over the past year. I am at the point where several surgeons have said a bag is my best option, perhaps the most extreme but also the safest. I am a small lady with pre existing issues and scar tissue from past surgeries. I am at the point I am ready to move on with it.
This sounds dumb, but how does weather/climate affect you and your new lifestyle?? I currently live in the Phoenix Arizona area. I cannot imagine staying here with an ostomy bag and being independent when the temperature is above 100 nearly six months out of the year and isolated. I like the outdoors but not at 100 degrees.
I have the ability to relocate if I need to, some friends in the LA California region, very mild climate, and then the midwestern part of the US. I have several other medical issues too but am still ambulatory and would like to make as much of a life for myself as I can.
I have much to be grateful for and hope that going this route with the bag will give me more freedom than I currently experience. I am apartment bound/housebound due to accidents.
thank you for any advice you may have.