A colostomy is a surgically made opening in a section of the bowel called the colon. Other names for this part of the anatomy are the large bowel and the large intestines. Stoma is a Greek word meaning opening, you put the two words together “colon” and “stoma” it is easy to see how the name colostomy came about.
The following articles will guide and help you to understand better of how they are sited, if they are temporary or permanent and how to live with them so that you may gain a better quality of life.
Remember, just because you have a stoma does not mean it is the end of living but the start.