Just a word of warning, this post has lots of graphic and medical images of my old stoma site healing and may not be suitable for everyone.
So after the last surgery where they resited my stoma, the old site was left open. I was gobsmacked when I first saw it as I’d never seen an open wound like this before.
They explained that they heal better if they’re not sewn up and they want it to heal from the inside out and so it was packed with dressing and I saw a district nurse every day for just over a month till it healed up.
I had a big cry when I first saw it, it was 3.5cm deep and looked like a gunshot wound, they said it would take around 4-6 weeks to heal and I couldn’t believe that could be true!
So I took photos of the healing process as I found it intriguing and I thought it might help others going through the same situation.
What follows are the images of it healing, as previously warned, they may be upsetting to some so don’t scroll down if you don’t want to look!
Here we go…
So there we go! Isn’t the body brilliant!!!
I hope this helps anyone who is facing this sort of healing process to know that it does get better.
Loce Sam xx