Living With Your Stoma
The first few weeks
The time it takes to recover from stoma surgery will vary from person to person but in general it is likely to take around 6-8 weeks to get back to the usual level of activity and around 3 months to recover completely.
Resuming normal activity
After a while you will begin to feel physically stronger and you will gradually be able to resume normal activity including social events, and perhaps getting back to work. You may even be thinking of taking a short holiday away from home.
If you have any questions or concerns, our freephone Careline team on 0800 036 0100 will be happy to help. The 'Support Services' section of this website will provide you with sources of further information and advice. Our sister company, SecuriCare Medical Ltd, also offer a free support and home delivery service including ‘walk in’ stoma nurse clinics. Visit their website to read information about:.