Whether male or female, we all have our own personal perception of our bodies – our likes and dislikes. Your surgery will involve a physical change to your body and this may, in turn, affect how you feel about yourself. This is normal and it may take time to adjust to these changes.
Regardless of surgery, we all come in different shapes and sizes and often find it comforting and helpful to talk about our body image worries
“Your stoma is a small bit of your overall body and it’s important to remember that and not let it dominate everything – it will from time to time – but don’t let it all the time.” Carole living with a stoma.