Going Home (for internal pouch patients)

This booklet has been produced in co-operation with the RCN Stoma Care Forum and IA.

It is designed for patients who are leaving hospital with a new internal pouch, on their way home, and looking forward to being back with their families and friends. They are probably wondering how life will be in years to come. We hope that it will be all that you would like it to be in the future.

In time, you should be able to enjoy a good quality of life.

Subjects include:

  • Dietary considerations
  • Concerns
  • Drugs
  • Daily living and social activities
  • Sex and pregnancy
  • Travel advice